Martins: Best is yet to come
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Obafemi Martins is adamant he has no plans to quit Newcastle United in the summer.
Obafemi Martins is adamant he has no plans to quit Newcastle United in the summer after just one season at St James' Park.
The striker has proved to be a powerful presence in The Magpies' forward line and has scored 17 goals for the club.
But the £10million signing's exploits have prompted talk that he could be offered the chance to leave the North East at the end of the season.
Martins has dismissed the notion of a move and has assured Newcastle supporters they have yet to see his best form.
"I am happy at Newcastle," Martins told The People. "I love the city and the people.
"I have settled very quickly, with the help of the players and the manager.
"It is not about what I have achieved in seven months, it is about the full five years of my contract and I intend to be at Newcastle for all that time.
"Our fans are the best in the world. Even if we are losing or not playing well there are still 52,000 backing us and I respect that.
"I want them to know that the best is yet to come from me. I am excited about what lies ahead."