Rediff India Abroad
 Rediff India Abroad Home  |  All the sections

Search:



The Web

India Abroad




Newsletters
Sign up today!

Mobile Downloads
Text 67333
Article Tools
Email this article
Top emailed links
Print this article
Contact the editors
Discuss this Article

Home > Sports > Football > Reuters > Report


Smith leaves Man U for Newcastle

August 03, 2007 20:21 IST

England [Images] forward Alan Smith joined Newcastle United from Premier League champions Manchester United on Friday in a five-year deal.

Smith, whose fee was estimated by the British media to be 6 million pounds, ended a three-year spell at Old Trafford, having joined from Leeds for 7 million.

Though popular with the fans, the 26-year-old failed to establish himself as a first-team regular and was at one stage deployed as a defensive midfielder.

He made 93 appearances for United, scoring 12 goals, and will link up with two other former Leeds players on Tyneside -- James Milner and Australia striker Mark Viduka, another new recruit.

Smith could make his debut in a friendly against Italian club Sampdoria on Sunday at St James' Park, Newcastle said on their web site (www.nufc.co.uk).

The striker is new manager Sam Allardyce's fifth pre-season signing after Viduka, midfielders Joey Barton and Cameroon's Geremi, and Czech defender David Rozenhal.


© Copyright 2007 Reuters Limited. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Reuters content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Reuters. Reuters shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.



Advertisement
Advertisement