Newcastle United flops given chop by Benitez

Date published: Thursday 5th May 2016 12:00

Gabriel Obertan: Joins Wigan

Gabriel Obertan and Sylvain Marveaux have left Newcastle by mutual consent after failing to impress on Tyneside.

Both men were out of contract this summer, but with little prospect of being involved in the club’s final two games against Aston Villa and Tottenham, settlements have been reached to allow them to pursue their respective careers elsewhere.

A club statement said: “Newcastle United can confirm that Gabriel Obertan and Sylvain Marveaux have left St. James’ Park by mutual consent.

“The contracts of the French pair were due to expire this summer, but with them almost certainly not going to feature in the Magpies’ remaining games of the 2015/16 season, a settlement was agreed earlier this week allowing them to find new clubs.

“Everyone at Newcastle United wishes Gabriel and Sylvain the very best for the future.”

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Obertan, 27, made 77 appearances for the club he joined from Manchester United in August 2011, but none of them have come since September last year.

Former Rennes midfielder Marveaux, who spent last season on loan at Guingamp, has not played for Newcastle – for whom the 30-year-old made 57 appearances over five years – since March 2014.

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