I’ve just woken over here in the US, and I’m still sore from the five hour surgery last Monday morning, and it’s only 3:07 am on a Saturday morning – but it’s already a beautiful weekend with news that Newcastle have captured French midfielder Sylvan Marveaux.
Sylvain Marveaux – a Newcastle player
The 25-year-old is a free agent and it looked like he would sign for Liverpool over the last couple of days, but it seems – somehow – Newcatsle have signed the player.
Make no mistake about it – this is a great acquisition by Newcastle.
This is what Newcastle put out on their web=site this morning.
Midfielder Sylvain Marveaux, 25, has agreed terms to join Newcastle United on July 1 from Rennes, after agreeing a five-year-deal at St. James’ Park.
The former France Under 21 International joined Rennes as a 15-year-old in 2001, making his first team debut in 2006. Since then he has made over 100 appearances for Les Rouges, scoring 16 goals from attacking or left midfield roles.
And this is what a delighted Newcatsle manager Alan Pardew said:
“It’s a great coup to have signed Sylvain, who has received interest from a number of other clubs.”
” He may not be well known to many of our fans but he is a real talent and a player we have been keeping an eye on for some time.:
:It’s been a good couple of days for us on the transfer front.”
The left sided midfielder is on Tyneside to complete the move, but this is a coup for Newcastle.
The news is official because it’s been posted on the Newcastle official site and this follows yesterday’s signing of striker Demba Ba – again as a free transfer.
Sylvain can play a variety of positions in midfield, but is mostly utilized as a left-sided midfielder or an attacking midfielder.
Marveaux is a former French under-21 international having earned 11 caps (4 goals) with the team from 2006–2008.
He joined Rennes in 2006 and played 118 times for the French side with 20 goals, but had an injury interrupted season in 2010-2011 playing only 10 times with one goal.
The player underwent a medical at Liverpool two days ago, and there was news yesterday that he had failed the medical due to some groin injury, so we should hear more about that today, as this surprising news unfolds.
There was news over the last two days that Liverpool were about to unveil him as a new Liverpool signing, but that never happened, and it could be that Newcastle pounced, gave him a medical and he passed it.
We should soon get to know what the medical condition was that he failed at Liverpool.
But this is another great singing by the cl;ub who are coming adept at getting great deals – we wonder when we;ll spend some of the Andy Carroll money? 😀
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