Geremi wowed by Big Sam
By Tom Adams
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Geremi decided to join Newcastle after being impressed by Sam Allardyce.Geremi has explained that he decided to join Newcastle United after being impressed by new manager Sam Allardyce.
The versatile Cameroon international joined The Magpies on a free transfer on Tuesday after signing a three-year deal on Tyneside.
Geremi found his first team chances restricted at Chelsea and has revealed that talks with Allardyce convinced him that a return to the North East, where he once played with Middlesbrough, was in his best interests.
"I am delighted to join Newcastle and I am very, very pleased with this move," said Geremi.
"This, like Chelsea, is a big club and a great football club. They have passionate fans and I look forward to playing for them.
"I was impressed with Sam Allardyce too. I was impressed with what he has done in football and his knowledge of other teams and players.
"It's a great move for me."