Martins Was Always A Loony Toon!

Last updated : 21 November 2009 By Footy Mad - Editor


He told a High Court judge he was "constantly overdrawn" and regularly blew £40,000 in a weekend before withdrawing another £25,000 on Monday.

The 25-year-old is being sued by his former agent, Chris Nathaniel.

The agent says he owes a £284,000 fee plus interest for managing his finances.

Martins signed the a lucrative £75,000-a-week contract when he joined Newcastle from Internazionale for £10 million in 2006.

Robert Tennink, the lawyer representing NVA, told the High Court in London: "Despite earning these vast sums of money he was constantly overdrawn."

Martins, now of German champions Wolfsburg, owned a multi-million pound mansion in Darras Hall, Northumbria and rented a luxury flat on Newcastle's Quayside. He also had several high-performance cars.

The hearing is scheduled to last for three days.

He was always a one for "tall tales" when he was on Tyneside, the classic being his alleged ambush when he was on a trip to Lagos to see his family.

There was a gun attack at a petrol station, and Martin's claimed he had to run for cover as bullets were sprayed everywhere.

The police investigated ... and he was 40 miles away ... at his mother's house at the time of the incident.


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