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Geremi completes Newcastle United exit to Ankaragucu

Geremi reached the last eight of the Africa Cup of Nations with Cameroon

Newcastle United have confirmed that midfielder Geremi has joined Turkish side Ankaragucu, following lengthy talks to complete the deal.

There had been confusion surrounding the move after the player was presented to supporters of the Turkish club before a deal had been reached.

However, following his involvement with Cameroon at the Africa Cup of Nations, the clubs have now reached agreement.

His last appearance for Newcastle came against Scunthorpe in October.

Since coming to Tyneside in July 2007, the Cameroon international has made 54 appearances, scoring three goals.

Geremi's career in Europe began with Turkish side Genclerbirligi after spells in his home country and in South America, before a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid.

At the Bernabeu he was a two-time Champions League winner, while also receiving a nomination for the Ballon D'Or in 2000.


Middlesbrough brought the player to England on a season-long loan and he impressed at the Riverside, helping to stabilise the Teessiders' place in the Premier League.

Form there prompted Chelsea to take him to Stamford Bridge but he made just 48 starts in four seasons and eventually joined the Magpies on a free transfer, where again his appearances were limited due to injury and poor form.

He remains a regular for Cameroon, having amassed more than 100 caps and was a member of Paul Le Guen's squad for the Africa Cup of Nations in Angola, losing in the quarter-finals to eventual winners Egypt.

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