Viduka completes Newcastle switch
Aussie hit-man Mark Viduka has completed his expected move to Newcastle United.
Speaking after he signed the two-year deal, Viduka, 31, said: "Talking to Sam was a big turning point for me,"
"I really wanted to hear what Sam's plans were for the new season and what players he was looking to bring in.
"And his answers matched with what I was thinking myself.
"I want to win things and Newcastle United is a club that has all the ingredients to do that, especially with Sam coming in."
Manager Sam Allardyce added: "We are getting a player with vast experience in Premiership football and a natural goal scorer,"
"He has the size and stature to lead our front line and is direct competition for Shola Ameobi, who is fit again now.
"It is common knowledge that every manager in the game wants two players for every position, and that is what we will have at Newcastle United next season as far as our strikers are concerned.
"It is a great start for us as we already have Oba Martins and Michael Owen who can play off a big man. It is all looking very exciting."