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Newcastle look to beat Arsenal in transfer pursuit

oboabona.jpgWe love a good transfer battle here in the Football Transfer Tavern and it seems that Metro is set to provide us with one. Both Newcastle United and Arsenal are set to battle it out for Godfrey Oboabona.

The player is currently at the Sunshine Stars and is desperate to leave the club at the end of the season and his agent has been actively offering him to various clubs around Europe and has even had a trial at Arsenal in a bid to secure a move to his boyhood club.

The player himself would favour a move to North London but due to his desperation to leave the Sunshine Stars, he will consider a move anywhere in Europe especially should it provide him with the platform for an even bigger move down the line.

Arsenal are yet to make an offer for the player but have continued to observe his progress and now may well have to battle it out with not only Newcastle but also with Rennes and Lille in order to land the £1 million player.

The only stumbling block with the player could well be the issue over his visa as he is not a Nigerian international regular and the Home Office could well dig their heels in granting the player a visa.

Can the Magpies pull off the signing of Oboabona? Rate this rumour below.

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