Archive for tag: Gabriel Obertan £3m to Newcastle United.

Obertan confirmed, Valencia want Colo and Pardew intimates European football unlikely

August 7th, 2011 | 14 Comments |

Alan Pardew says Newcastle United are unlikely to achieve European football.
Club needs to wipe its nose
Obertan transfer to Newcastle United confirmed by Pardew, Valencia interest in Coloccini and Pardew intimates that European football may be beyond us.

It looks like the alleged interest in Gabriel Obertan I reported yesterday is indeed true and the deal should be finalised next week sometime. Alan Pardew confirmed it himself, saying:

All being well, the deal will be pushed through next week. He’s not really had the chance to shine at Old Trafford but he has pace to burn and will bring some much needed sharpness to our side.

Can’t say I know much about the player beyond what I’ve researched for articles on this ‘blog, but I hope he does indeed shine at Newcastle and I wish him the best of luck.

According to Fabricio Coloccini‘s agent Fernando Lombilla, Valencia are very interested in the player. Lombilla said:

Valencia are insisting on signing Coloccini, but Newcastle have just named him captain, which is something that hasn’t happened before.

So it’s very complicated. They love him in England and he even has a song they sing about him, which lasts a few minutes. (more…)

Obertan to join Toon on Monday, allegedly – undiscovered talent or offloaded dud?

August 6th, 2011 | 54 Comments |

Gabriel Obertan allegedly joining Newcastle United in £3m deal.
Delight or dud?
According to some press reports a deal has been struck which will bring Gabrial Obertan to Newcastle United

Yesterday I reported the Toon’s alleged interest in Gabriel Obertan and if today’s Daily Mail is to be believed the transfer is all but completed.

The Mail are saying that personal terms have been agreed and we have signed Obertan on a five-year deal for £3m. Apparently the player will be with us on Monday.

There’s nothing official yet from the club and the report of Obertan’s transfer seems to have started and ended with The Mail, so I have no idea how reliable it is.

If the report is true, what we’ll have signed is a 6ft 1in 22 year-old Frenchman who has struggled to make a name for himself at Man Utd since being taken then from Bordeaux in July 2009. Some reports are suggesting Obertan joined Man Utd on a free whilst others say they paid around £3m for him themselves. (more…)