Newcastle official site today has launch the news that most of Toon Army worldwide been waiting for. David Rozehnal now officially announced as Newcastle United player after signing a 4-year contract.
Sam Allardyce was delighted to clinch the deal after Newcastle United beat off the challenge from top European clubs like Dortmund and Sevilla to capture the Czech star.
Meanwhile our former goalkeeper, Pavel Srnícek who was an adopted Geordie by Toon Army, wish him all goodluck and hope he can follow his step as the next adopted Geordie.
Born July 5, 1980 in Šternberk, Czech Republic. At club level, he has represented Sigma Olomouc, Club Brugge PSG. He won the title with Brugge in 2005.
Rozehnal played for the Czech Republic at the Euro 2004 and all three of their games at the 2006 FIFA World Cup. In the 2006/07 season, he was named as the club’s Player of the Year and also selected in the Ligue 1 Team of the Season.
His good form resulted in some interests from Borussia Dortmund, Newcastle United and Sevilla. But from sources close to the defender confirmed that he would favour a move to Newcastle.
On Friday 22nd June his agent confirmed that a “definite agreement” had been reached for the player to join Newcastle United. David has complete his medical on June 5 and the official club confirmed the transfer today, June 29, 2007.
Sam described him as a high class player with many years of experience both at club level and international level. He will bring some height and stature to the defence and he’s also very good technically which is good for our Steven Taylor to learn from him.