Geremi seals Toon move
By Lewis Rutledge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Newcastle have completed the signing of Geremi after he was granted a work permit.Newcastle have completed the signing of Geremi after he was granted a work permit.
The Cameroon international agreed terms on a three-year deal and passed a medical earlier this week, but the move was subject to a successful application for the permit.
The application was successful and Geremi's free transfer from Chelsea has now been finalised.
He will link up with his new team-mates when they return from their pre-season training camp in Austria next week.
Geremi has been given the extra time to recover from his international duties at the end of last season.
The versatile midfielder becomes Allardyce's fourth signing of the summer, following the arrivals of Mark Viduka, Joey Barton and David Rozehnal.
"We have signed a player who is a real winner and who has played on the biggest stages for both his clubs and his country," Allardyce told the club's official website.
"He's been at Real Madrid and he's been at Chelsea, two of the top clubs in Europe, and that tells you he must be a quality player.
"It's a great bit of business for us and he's very keen to be successful at Newcastle United, as we all are in the times ahead."