Manchester United sign Gabriel Obertan from Bordeaux
Manchester United have completed the signing of French Under-21 international Gabriel Obertan from Bordeaux on a four-year deal. The 20-year-old striker becomes the third new face at Old Trafford following the arrivals of Michael Owen and Antonio Valencia last week.
Obertan had been linked with a move to United for the last few weeks and has finally made the switch from Bordeaux for a fee believed to somewhere in the region of £3m. Sir Alex Ferguson spoke about the club's new signing earlier today.
"Gabriel is a player we have tracked for a few years now, but our efforts to get him here have always been delayed," Ferguson said. "We are delighted to get him now as he is an exciting prospect. We like to get young players and develop them, and we will see that in Gabriel over the next two years."
The striker himself spoke about his delight on joining the Premier League champions: "I am very happy to join Manchester United. This is a big opportunity for me to play at such a great club. I am very excited to be here and I look forward to proving what I can do."
While Obertan may turn out to be a good player he scored just 4 goals in 50 appearances for Bordeaux and was kept out of the Ligue 1 side by former United flop David Bellion.