Geremi – the 28-year-old utility player who arrived on a free transfer from Chelsea earlier this month could turn out to be one of Sam Allardyce’s best signings at Newcastle.
A very experienced player who always gives 100% effort – Geremi of course spent a season (2002-2003) on loan at Middlesbrough where he was voted their best player for that season.
Having played in England over the last five years, the Cameroon International is well aware of the reputation of Newcastle United and their magnificent fans â€“ and that made joining the club an easy decision for him.
Great Shot of Sam and Geremi
This is what Geremi (full name – Geremi Sorele Njitap Fotso) told our own Newcastle World TV in an exclusive interview today:
“As soon as I heard that Newcastle were interested I did not have to think for too long,” “I just said yes straight away because it’s a big club with huge ambition and amazing fans.
“I have always appreciated the Newcastle fans whenever I’ve played at St. James” Park. “It was never easy coming here to play and I’m more happy to play with the fans behind me.
“The fans are the 12th man and when you see them they are always there pushing you which is good for the player.”
In training Geremi seems to have been smiling from ear to ear when we’ve seen him (like the shot above) and certainly gives the impression he is absolutely delighted to have a chance at Newcastle.
Geremi went on to talk about Big Sam and the coming Newcastle revolution:
“Sam called me and told me about the ambition of the club and said he wanted to build a good, new team and I told him I wanted to be part of that.”
“It’s a big challenge for me and I hope to help the team achieve something because I know Newcastle have not won anything for a lot of years now.”
“The manager will decide if I play in midfield or defense but the most important thing is to be part of the team and I’m looking forward to that.”
“The pre-season training has been hard work so far but you need that and we will benefit when the new season starts.”
“I’m not quite fit yet but I will continue to work on my fitness and will be in top shape come the start of the season.”
We think he’s going to become a big favorite with the crowd and can tie down one of the full back positions or even a place in defensive midfield. We think he’s a great acquisition by Big Sam and cannot wait to see him in a Newcastle shirt – maybe that will happen this Saturday against Carlisle United although it looks like he is still getting fit.
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