French ace explains why he chose Toon over Reds

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Newcastle signing Sylvain Marveaux has revealed that he did NOT fail a medical at Liverpool, as suggested, and says he chose to sign for Newcastle because they made him feel ‘wanted’.

“I’m really pleased to be here and I have a really good feeling about coming here,” Marveaux said, with Newcastle confirming the signing of the Rennes star over the weekend.

“It happened quite quickly in the end, but the thing that impressed me most about Newcastle United was how hard they tried to get me. They made me feel wanted, the welcome I was given, and that is why I signed.

“I was in advanced talks with Liverpool but then they started to change the details of the contract. They were causing problems and I wasn’t happy with what was happening. I was close to signing for them, but Newcastle came in and that was it, I signed for them instead. I did not fail my medical at Liverpool.”

Marveaux added: “I do not have a problem with Liverpool. There is no vendetta. I’m
looking forward to playing them, but I’m looking forward to playing every team in the Premier League.

“When I realised I would leave Rennes at the end of the contract, I wanted to come to England and I feel this will be a very good move for me. I’ve signed a five-year contract and I will do everything I can to help Newcastle be successful for those five years.”

Marveaux says he is not bothered by the prospect of moving into the more physical Barclays Premier League, and the 25-year-old insists he won’t be intimidated by any tough tackles. “It might take me a little bit of time to settle, but I don’t think it will take long,” Marveaux said.

“I speak some English so that will help me with my teammates and living in the city. I’ve been warned the English league is faster and more physical, but it does not worry me. I’m athletic and I’m looking forward to playing that style of football. Every European league is hard, I will not be intimidated, I will be prepared for everything.”

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