Newcastle step in to land Marveaux ahead of dithering Liverpool

Newcastle United have trumped Liverpool for Rennes winger Sylvain Marveaux.

Newcastle United have trumped Liverpool for Rennes winger Sylvain Marveaux.

The 25-year-old will formally complete a Bosman free transfer move to St James' Park on July 1 after signing a five-year deal.

Toon stepped in for Marveaux after Liverpool dithered over a disappointing medical.

The Magpies carried out their own checks and are confident that will not be an issue, and have snapped up their third close-season signing.

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew said: "It's a great coup to have signed Sylvain, who has received interest from a number of other clubs.

"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 couple of days for us on the transfer front."

 
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