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Obafemi Martins To Stay At Newcastle United - Report

Obafemi Martins is said to be happy to remain at Newcastle United next season, so long as they remain in the Premier League.

According to the News of the World, a source said, "Oba doesn’t want to go. He’s happy at Newcastle — but he doesn’t want to play in the Championship."

With a wage packet said to be in the region of £75,000 a week, ex-Inter striker Martins is under contract until 2011 as it stands, although he was said to be unhappy with the lack of a further extension during negotiations last year.

Nevertheless it is claimed by the paper that the 24-year-old is happy on Tyneside.

Martins has recently been recalled to the Nigerian national team.

Steve Michaels, Goal.com