Rozehnal relishing Magpies move
By Vasek Kadlec
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
David Rozehnal is excited about his imminent move to Newcastle United.David Rozehnal has spoken of his imminent move to Newcastle, with the Czech defender excited by the chance to play at the same club as 'the legendary Alan Shearer'.
The Czech defender is expected to shun interest from Sevilla and sign a four-year deal at St James' Park on Monday when he jets into the North East for a medical.
The Magpies have come to an agreement with Rozehnal's club Paris Saint Germain and the international defender admits he is excited at the prospect of donning the famous black and white stripes.
"It seems that it is very close, so far I have not signed anything though," Rozehnal told Sport. "If nothing special happens, then I will most likely move to Newcastle.
"Certainly [I am happy that Newcastle have won the race]. I take it as an appreciation of my work.
"After the unsuccessful season with PSG I take it as a kind of award and I am glad that it is exactly this club.
"Newcastle have a rich history, great facilities and the club has a great name.
"My dream has always been to play in Spain, Nevertheless, when I was young I used to watch the Premier League as well.
"Manchester, Liverpool and Newcastle were all clubs I liked most. I remember the legendary Alan Shearer, Newcastle really are a huge club."
Rozehnal's agent Pavel Zika has also explained that Magpies boss Sam Allardyce was central to the player's decision to move to Tyneside.
"The interest of Newcastle has been on a long-term basis and very reputable," said Zika.
"He [Allardyce] was already interested in David when he was coaching Bolton."