Newcastle complete Obertan signing

Gabriel Obertan has sealed his move to Newcastle United from Premier League champions, Manchester United.

The winger has signed for the Magpies on a five-year deal, that will see him staying at the club until 2016.

The French winger failed to make an impact with the Red Devils, making 28 appearances and scoring only one goal.

The 22 year-old commented on the move, saying: “It wasn’t really a difficult decision to come here. I spent two good years in Manchester but it was a bit difficult with the competition and I really needed a club where I could play more games.”

He added: “I know it won’t be easy to play each game here, because there’s a good group, but I want a fresh start in my football.”

Newcastle manager, Alan Pardew is delighted with the £3m purchase, noting: “His best years are ahead of him which is exactly what we want at this club, and with the backing of our magnificent fans I’m sure he will prove an excellent signing for us.”

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