As reported by the Chronicle, Newcastle right-back DeAndre Yedlin has revealed that it was a former Newcastle striker who sold the club to him, years before he even joined.
Yedlin claims that it was Obafemi Martins, of all people, who painted Newcastle in a wonderful light.
Martins seemingly became something of a mentor to Yedlin, who was then just a young player, during their time at Seattle Sounders.
When asked about it, Yedlin said: “I spoke to Obafemi Martins before I made the move to Newcastle,”
“He actually spoke to me a bit about Newcastle before I even came over to Europe.
“Oba was speaking about how much he enjoyed it here at this club so Newcastle were always in the back of my head.
“He was the one who really looked after me when I was in Seattle so it’s cool that we both have this connection now.”
Martins scored 35 goals in only 104 games for Newcastle, over a three year period, so it is great to see that he remembers the club with such fondness.