Newcastle United fans have suffered a lot of heartbreaks in the past when it comes to newsignings and how they failed to meet up with expectations especially during the Mike Ashley ownership era. The Magpies had an unconvincing plan of signing players from the French league while Mike Ashley was still the club owner and it never really worked as there were a lot of misses and few successes. Gabriel Obertan and SylvainMarveaux were two of the transfers made as part of the plan to sign new players from the French league and it is safe to say that both transfers didn’t work out. As a matter of fact, Sylvain Marveaux and Gabriel Obertanwere two of the worst transfers made under the club ownership of Mike Ashley.
Howe has been backed in the transfer window with five players signed and that has propelled the Magpies to leave the relegation zone in the Premier League for the first time in several months after a run of ten points from the last four matches. They are four points ahead of the relegation zone on the Premier League log at the moment. They are presently on a three-match winning run.
For Gabriel Obertan and Sylvain Marveaux, they are now playing for Charlotte Independence in the third tier of club football in the United States of America.