Obertan delighted with Newcastle move

The 22-year-old has signed a five-year contract with the Magpies. Obertan insists it was an easy decision for him to move to St James’ Park.

He told Newcastle’s official website: “I spoke with some of my friends and Newcastle is a big club with history in England, so it’s a great move.

“I’m just really happy to be here because this is still a big club for me.

“It wasn’t really a difficult decision to come here.

“I spent two good years in Manchester but it was a bit difficult with the competition and I really needed a club where I could play more games.

“I know it won’t be easy to play each game here, because there’s a good group, but I want a fresh start in my football.”

“I’ve heard a lot about the fans, the atmosphere, the passion around the club and the way the city is just behind the club 100 per cent,” he added.

“So I think I’m going to love it.”