Swansea manager Michael Laudrup has said that he does not want to comment on the speculation linking him with a move for the Newcastle United midfielder Gabriel Obertan, who has grown frustrated about the life at St James’s Park due to the lack of regular first team action. We’ll see how many Newcastle fixtures he gets to play in this season.
The French midfielder Gabriel Obertan arrived at the north-east club only a season ago from Manchester United looking to play regularly, which was something that he was often deprived at Old Trafford. However, due to a consistent amount of injuries and fans not taking to him well, Gabriel Obertan has not been a regular first-team player in his first season with the club.
Swansea manager Michael Laudrup has been attempting to change the side to reflect his philosophy of playing football. This coupled with the expected departure of Joe Allen means that Swansea will be in the market for a new midfielder. Due to the fact that the club will be receiving around £ 15 million for the 22-year-old Joe Allen, they are interested in bolstering their midfield options. Michael Laudrup was speaking on the occasion of the 4-2 win over Blackpool. The pre-season preparations have gone extremely according to plan for the former Getafe manager.
“I can only say this – speculation about players coming in, I don’t want to comment on that. It is better for me to say I don’t comment on rumours, I can comment on things about our players as it is different. When something is near or is done then you can ask me all you want. Forwards live for goals and to start the first home game with three goals will give him a lot of confidence and it is always good for a team if the forward is working well,” said Michael Laudrup after the match.