Former Manchester United winger Gabriel Obertan said that he may seek a move away from Newcastle in January if his situation does not improve the club. The French winger has played very little football this season, which could jeopardise his chances of being in the French national team for the 2014 World Cup.
Obertan was signed from United a few years ago. He was an important player for Newcastle last season, but he has made just one appearance in all competitions this season. That one appearance came as substitute against second division Leeds United in the League cup.
He has spoken for the first time about his situation to the club. He has said that he may not be thinking twice about asking for a move away from Newcastle if he does not start playing regularly from now till January.
Newcastle’s form has been extremely inconsistent this season. Hence, manager Alan Pardew may well consider giving Obertan a chance in the team. Newcastle could only manage a 2-2 draw with Liverpool during the weekend, but Pardew maybe happy with the performance of his players given that they played with 10 men for more than 45 minutes.
Newcastle’s next match will be against archrivals Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.
“Everything is possible. I will see what’s going on until December, and I’ll see what’s best for me and the club. I can’t obviously keep being on the bench and not being involved. It’s a test mentally. You must keep focusing on an opportunity to play, because you never know when it will come, and I’ll be ready for it,” said Obertan, who struggled with a hamstring problem at the start of the season. He now appears to be fully fit and ready for action. Newcastle are 10th in the table with 11 points.