Robert backs friend Beye for Newcastle success

Laurent Robert has told Newcastle United fans they can expect good things from new fullback Habib Beye.

Robert, currently playing with Spanish side Levante, said: "Newcastle United fans need have no fears about Habib Beye. He is a very good guy and a good friend of mine.

"He is a fine defender who is very fast and who is very supportive of his frontmen, and most difficult for a winger like me to play against.

"I often came up against him when I was with Paris St Germain and he played for Strasbourg, and I always found him a difficult opponent.

"He is as fast a full-back as I have ever faced, and that will stand him in good stead in the Premier League."

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