Newcastle United midfielder Abdoulaye Faye has no regrets choosing the Toon ahead of Manchester City as he considered his options at Bolton Wanderers during the summer.

"I had offers from other clubs, it wasn't just Newcastle," he told The Journal. "Manchester City, Everton and Wigan all wanted me to join them, but I told them all, 'No, I would prefer to go to Newcastle and work with Sam again'. I felt that joining Newcastle would be the perfect move for me because this is such a big club - it's so different to Bolton. I'm pleased it all worked out. Newcastle is such a great club and things couldn't have gone better."