'Good few days' on transfer front for Toon

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Newcastle United midfielder Sylvain Marveaux has expressed his delight at completing a 'dream move' to St James' Park.

The 25-year-old Frenchman joins from Rennes on 1 July, signing a five-year deal with the Magpies, marking manager Alan Pardew's second acquisition of the summer.

"This is a dream move for me and I'm very happy to be joining such a great club," he said. "As soon as I signed I couldn't wait to phone my parents in France and tell them the news. I've already sent them both Newcastle shirts!

"Newcastle United are one of the most well-known clubs in France and have a great tradition," Marveaux continued. "I saw quite a few of the games last season and thought the team did very well in their first season back in the Premier League."

Pardew welcomed Marveaux to Tyneside, and reflected positively on the club's recent transfer activity following confirmation of the capture of former West Ham striker Demba Ba.


"It's a great coup to have signed Sylvain, who has received interest from a number of other clubs," he said.

"He may not be well known to many of our fans but he is a real talent and a player we have been keeping an eye on for some time. It's been a good few days for us on the transfer front."

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