Newcastle’s new loan signing, 34 year-old Shefki Kuqi, has admitted he is honored and proud to be part of Newcastle United through the end of the season.
Shefki Kuqi – flying into Newcastle United
Newcastle announced earlier this morning that Kuqi has signed for Newcastle as a free agent on a short-term deal until the end of the season.
The 34 year-old has played over 500 first class club games, and has close to 150 goals in his career and has represented Finland 62 times.
Shefki will be used as an impact striker for Newcastle, in the remaining 13 league games, and he is a tall and powerful forward, who stands 6’2″ tall, and gives his all in every single game.
The 34-year-old seems honored to have joined such a famous club as Newcastle United, as he told Sky Sports News:
“I got a phone call from my agent last week who said there might be a possibility to go there to Newcastle and when I heard this I was over the moon,”
“In the beginning it was hard to believe, but in the end it all came true.” “I don’t really have the words to describe how happy I am. To get this chance is a massive thing for me.”
“I am just happy to be here now and I can’t wait to start and hopefully try to do the best I can for Newcastle United.”
“For me, it is a great opportunity just to be back in the Premier League again. It is something I have tasted before.”
“Everybody knows it is the best league in the world and to be part of it and a club the size of Newcastle United, I am really proud. It’s an honor to be here.”
Here’s the Sky Sports video of Shefki talking about coming to Newcastle United.
Note: This will be last article for a while today – as I’m off to hospital to have what may be a tricky operation on my right foot, to remove a floating bone spur.
Should be back within six to nine hours, all being well, and since I’ll be drugged up with pain medication – if the articles are weird – you know why. 😀