We have heard today that at least Sheffield United were in for Blackburn defender Zurab Kizanishvili.
Zurab Khizanishvili – jumped at chance to come to Tyneside
But it seems that as soon as he heard Newcastle were in for him, that was that and he wanted to come to Tyneside.
Maybe that shouldn’t be too surprised as Zurab knew all about Newcastle after his now friend Temuri Ketsbaia was at the club from 1997-2000.
And he is desperate to play his part in what he sees as a promotion season for the Newcastle club.
Zurab told the Evening Chronicle today:
“I’m sure they can get up at the first time of asking and be back in the Premier League next season.”
“I know that Newcastle have some of the best support in football and this can help.” “I want to play my part in that also.”
“I know what it is like to play against that, so to play with them on your side will be incredible.” “I’ve seen it for myself when I played for Blackburn.”
The 6’2″ defender is likely to bring both aerial ability, which we definitely need, and some tough tackling to the Newcastle side.
But the Georgian wants to do his talking on the pitch.
“I don’t like to talk about what I bring to the team, my answer will be on the pitch and then they can see for themselves.”
“They are very knowledgeable supporters so they can make judgements.” “Coming to Newcastle was something very different for me.” “They decided it only on Thursday.”
“I knew there were a couple of teams interested in me, but once I heard about Newcastle there was only one choice.” “I just want to play more games.”
It’s always good when a player jumps at the chance to join Newcastle, and it’s good to have Zurab in the squad – and we do expect him to get a run-out today and then start at Peterborough on Tuesday night in the Carling Cup.