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Magpies clinch Campbell deal

Image: Campbell: Delighted with move

Newcastle United have finalised the signing of veteran defender Sol Campbell on a one-year contract.

Defender delighted to secure move to St James' Park

Newcastle United have finalised the signing of veteran defender Sol Campbell on a one-year contract. Campbell's short-term deal at Arsenal expired at the end of last season and he had been attracting interest from several clubs. He held talks with Newcastle's fierce rivals Sunderland and was also considering a move to Old Firm giants Celtic. However, Campbell has opted to link up with the promoted Magpies and the 35-year-old has expressed his delight at securing a move to St James' Park.

Tremendous

"At this stage of my career I couldn't have wished for a better move," Campbell told the club's official website. "To join a club such as Newcastle United, with its proud tradition, heritage and magnificent support, is absolutely tremendous for me. "I'd like to thank Chris Hughton for putting his faith in me and aim to repay him and the supporters by giving everything I possibly can to help re-establish this great club in the top tier of English football. "There's a real buzz about the place and that's great. I've played at St James' Park numerous times and always found it a fantastic place to play, there's always a tremendous atmosphere." Magpies boss Hughton added: "I have known Sol since he was a lad at Tottenham and am fully aware of what he has to offer. That is experience, quality, calm assurance and leadership. "He's a dedicated professional, a terrific addition to the squad, and I look forward to working with him again."

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