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Guthrie seals move to Newcastle

Danny Guthrie
Guthrie was highly rated at Bolton

Newcastle have signed midfielder Danny Guthrie from Liverpool for an undisclosed fee.

The 21-year-old, who spent last season on loan at Bolton, agreed to a four-year contract at St James' Park.

"I'm happy to be joining Newcastle - I cannot wait to meet the boys and get started," he told the club website.

Manager Kevin Keegan added: "I'm delighted we got Danny. He proved himself in the Premier League last season so he can play at this level."

The central midfielder was a hit at Bolton and scored a spectacular goal on his team debut against Fulham in the Carling Cup.

Last month, Guthrie, who also spent half a season on loan at Southampton, was reported to be part of an exchange deal which would see midfielder James Milner head to Anfield.

The former Manchester United trainee becomes Keegan's second signing of the summer, following the arrival of winger Jonas Gutierrez from Real Mallorca.

see also
Saints keen to hang on to Guthrie
29 Mar 07 |  Southampton

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