Why Newcastle United is the 'perfect fit' for Sweden international Emil Krafth

Newcastle United new boy Emil Krafth has revealed why he decided the Magpies under Steve Bruce are the perfect fit.

By Liam Kennedy
Saturday, 10 August, 2019, 06:00

The Sweden international signed for United on deadline day, completing a £5million switch from Ligue 1 Amiens.

And the 25-year-old thinks the Premier League, and the way Bruce wants his Magpies to play, will suit his own style perfectly.

“I feel the plans Newcastle have for me, fit me perfect,” he said.

Amiens' Swedish defender Emil Krafth runs with the ball during the French L1 football match between Angers SCO and Amiens SC at the Raymond Kopa stadium in Angers, western France, on March 16, 2019. (Photo by Sebastien SALOM-GOMIS / AFP) (Photo credit should read SEBASTIEN SALOM-GOMIS/AFP/Getty Images)

“I have played in Italy, France and I always wanted to try the Premier League.

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“The league and the style fits how I play.”

One of the biggest changes for Krafth will be moving from small time Amiens to big time Newcastle.

Speaking to NUFC TV he said: “Amiens were a small club, with a small stadium. They were always full, but it was only 12,000.

“To come to the Premier League, and play in front of 52,000 - I am looking forward to it.”