Since leaving Newcastle United…Gabriel Obertan

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - MARCH 04: Gabriel Obertan of Newcastle United on the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester United at St James' Park on March 4, 2015 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - MARCH 04: Gabriel Obertan of Newcastle United on the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester United at St James' Park on March 4, 2015 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images) /
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We take a look at what Gabriel Obertan has been up to since he departed Newcastle United.

Continuing our series looking back at former Newcastle United players, our focus this time is on Gabriel Obertan. The Frenchman had a few average seasons for the club, but he battled inconsistency and injuries.

Newcastle United career

2011-2016, 77 appearances, three goals, ten assists

After joining from Manchester United for roughly three million, Obertan battled injuries for a solid chunk of his Toon career. He was a decent playmaking option when healthy and played his final season at Tyneside during the relegation-bound campaign of 2015-16.

Soccer stops since leaving Newcastle United

FC Anzhi Makhachkala, Wigan Athletic, Levski Sofia

Quick Facts

Was released by both Newcastle United and Wigan Athletic

Mutually parted ways with Anzhi

Career-best for goals in a season was six, with the Manchester United reserve squad

Never received a red card, either via a straight red or double yellow

Was expected to replace Joey Barton at Newcastle United

Played in nearly every level of the French youth national team system, but never broke into the senior side

Was a member of the highly regarded Clairefontaine Academy

Played over 40 matches in his career at both right wing and left wing

Won the Trophee des champions in 2008 with Bordeaux

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Where is he now?

Currently, Obertan is still playing for Levski Sofia in Bulgaria. The 29-year-old scored three goals and tallied five assists last season. He also notched an assist in Europa League qualifying. His contract runs through this season.