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Obafemi Martins to swap Newcastle United for Arsenal

According to the Sun, Newcastle’s Obafemi Martins has been told he can leave St James’ Park if any of his suitors should match or better his ₤15million price tag. However, the 23 year old Nigerian international could go for less if he hands in a transfer request, which would trigger a ₤13million release clause.

Arsenal has long been linked with Martins, but manager Arsene Wenger has so far refused to budge from his ₤11million evaluation of the former Internazionale star. However, the Frenchman may well give up an extra ₤2million as his squad will look desperately low on firepower if he does not make some key purchases this summer.

The Gunners will be without Eduardo da Silva for the first few months of next season, while Robin van Persie is yet to prove he can regain the form he had before injury and Emmanuel Adebayor appears certain to leave the Emirates for Barcelona or Milan.

Having recently agreed a new ₤80,000 per week deal only to have it scrapped at the last moment as the Magpies seek to cut their wage bill, Martins may be well inclined to look for work elsewhere.

[Source: The Sun]

Mon 30 Jun, 2008
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  1. Brad says:

    STOP IT WITH THE RUSSIAN! ITS DRIVIN ME MAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😛

  2. BadBoy says:

    Спасибочки. Это именно то, что мне нужно было 🙂

  3. Brad says:

    thats it i aint puttin anythin else on this.

  4. malaysian says:

    martins is a quality player..he dont deserve to play in newcastle

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    mutons e transv de me bevud bar BOTAFOGO.

  6. onyekachi says:

    i will be very glad if wenger can bring in martins to the emirates stadium because i see him as the person to make us win the barclays premiership again.

  7. kukaka says:

    If Wenger cant take back the Premiership trophy with van Persie, Adebayor, Fabragas, and everyone else, I’m afraid Martins aint gonna make much of a difference.

  8. Ian Mbusi says:

    I think Wenger has said a lot of young guns and indeed they are. However, i think Wenger now need to sign Felipe Melo (from Florentina), Chamakh from Bordeaux and keep the rest of the squad. Rumours are that Ade is on his way out, which is a good move, as i think Chamakh, Bendtner, Van Persie, Vela (still learning) are good replacement will be complemeted by Nasir, Ashvain and ofcourse Cesc. Wenger need not to pay unreasanable fees like the rest, but he should make sure he pay for players who will adopt the culture of Arsenal.

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  10. boma says:

    if arsene wenger is serious about posing a real challenge on the title this season then he has to make some realistic puchase of players this season. no more bringing in young untested hands to just manage to qualify for the champions league and at the end of the season have no title to boast of. look man u are weak in attack this season wit the sale of tevez and ronaldo ,so this is time for arsenal to make a bold descision.bring in experience strikers like obafemi who have played at the highest level and who is a premiership player or keep playing inexperienced players who can only take so far.

  11. saalu reuben says:

    may God bless in Jesus name. Amen before i start Obafemi Martins is best replacement for Emmunael Adebayor, because martins is a striker that is to be carry about. firstly martins can run, can score, and he known how position himself and he good on air. of me martins is good replacement for emmunael adebayor. infact i am adviced manager Arsena Wenger that martins very good. martins can do more than adebayor. please and please don’t fail to buy martin this season God bless you as you do so. if it is money don’t please let me known i meant be an assistant. this is my 07038527028 for more information about martins. thanks iam chief Arsenal fan for that matter.

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