Faye: I chose Newcastle ahead of three Premiership rivals

Abdoulaye Faye has revealed he rejected three rival offers to sign for Sam Allardyce's Newcastle United.

The former Bolton midfielder told the Sunday Sun: "Wigan, Portsmouth, Manchester . . . there were three or four other clubs wanting to sign me.

"But obviously I had worked with Sam at Bolton. He had confidence in me and I had confidence in him, so I thought it would be a good thing to come here."

Faye also revealed: "I spoke to Amady Faye before I joined Newcastle and he said this was a great club."

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