Senegal star joins Toon

Last updated : 26 January 2005 By Craig Hope (website editor)

The Senegalese international joins from Portsmouth for a fee in the region of £2million after successfully negotiating personal terms and passing a medical earlier today.

The 27 year old has 11 international caps and is a former team-mate of recent signing Jean-Alain Boumsong having played together at Auxerre.

Graeme Souness has stated that Faye is not a short term fix following Nicky Butt’s injury and that the tough tackling midfielder is indeed part of his long term plans at
St.James Park.

Faye will be handed the number 15 shirt and goes straight into the squad for Saturday’s FA Cup tie at home to
Coventry City.