Premier League clubs Newcastle United and Sunderland have been linked with the signing of Nigerian striker, Obafemi Martins, on a shor...
Premier League clubs Newcastle United and Sunderland have been linked with the signing of Nigerian striker, Obafemi Martins, on a short-term loan deal in the MLS off-season.
The Magpies had been goal shy this season and manager Steve McClaren is reportedly keen to bring Martins back to St. James’ Park, where he played for three seasons between 2006 and 2009.
In his three seasons with the Seattle Sounders, Obafemi Martins has scored 40 goals with 23 assists in MLS play. He also finished second in MVP voting in 2014. People noticed. Martins is back in the Nigerian National Team picture and is now connected to both Newcastle and Sunderland who want him on short-term loan.
Newcastle boss Steve McLaren, according to the report, has some cash to spend to avoid the drop. The Magpies are currently 17th with just 10 points and the 5th worst goal scoring record.
The Black Cats are even lower at 18th with 9 points and have only scored a single goal more than Newcastle.