French winger Gabriel Obertan is set to join Newcastle according to reports circulating today, The former Bordeaux wide man is set to leave on a deal worth around £3 million.
Obertan leaving is one of the less surprising transfers at Old Trafford this Summer as he’s struggled to convince he can be anything other than a bit part player in his two years at the club.
The arrival of Ashley Young has pushed Obertan even further down the pecking order and for a player once regarded as the next big thing to come from the famous Clarefontein Academy, he’s come nowhere near to living up to the hype.
A meagre 28 first team appearances, many of which were in the Carling Cup or group stages of the Champions League merely highlights how Obertan has struggled at United.
It’s a shame as Obertan has shown the occasional glimpse of brilliance, but it’s been far too rare and more often than not in the reserves.