Allardyce: Geremi right man for Newcastle armband

Sam Allardyce has explained why he chose to name new signing Geremi as Newcastle United captain for the new season.

He told the Evening Chronicle: "He has had a long and illustrious career, and is a fantastic signing for us.

"He leads by example on and off the field, and is a fantastic communicator as he speaks English, Spanish and French.

"It's easy for him to get his message across, and I couldn't be more happy with him.

"He has won League titles in England with Chelsea and in Spain with Real Madrid and, as far as I am aware, he has an Olympic gold medal with Cameroon."

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