Gabriel Obertan’s time in Newcastle United has seen him going from being a consistent player in his debut season to dropping into the sidelines and now not even being able to play at all due to a number of injuries which has kept the French player out of the pitch for a hefty period of time.
The Frenchman originally sustained a hamstring injury back in September of 2015 and he was expected to be back into in the following weeks but unfortunately for Obertan, his time on the sidelines has been a longer one due to another injury that the French winger suffered in the same hamstring.
This fresh injury is expected to keep Gabriel Obertan out of action at least until the end of February but even when the 26 year old player does manage to fully recover, this does not guarantee that he will get back into the pitch as his influence in Newcastle United has been diminishing and his next task is going to be attempting to get back into the first team of Steve McClaren.
It was back in August of 2011 when Gabriel Obertan joined Newcastle United as he signed a 5 year long contract for a fee in the region of £3 million. In his debut season with the English club, Obertan managed to make 23 appearances but from there on out, he has begun to fall behind and started to get dropped from the first team of Steve McClaren who prefers utilizing other players.
Obertan’s contract with Newcastle United expires in the current year and his future with the club appears to be up in the air as he does not play a very important role in the English club and he could be offloaded from the Premier League outfit when the season ends and it might just be the best decision for him to make if he wants to get consistent playing time, the best decision could be to make a move away from Newcastle United.