John Arne Riise was surprised by the 13 million Newcastle deal he signed

John Arne Riise was surprised by the 13 million Newcastle deal he signed ...

As he stated on the Filthy Fellas podcast, I didnt anticipate Dan Burns' arrival to Newcastle United, after playing alongside him at Fulham.

Burn is now more adaptive in his tackling, and the hard-hitting Newcastle defender has a great left foot when it comes to distributing the ball out from the back, according to the former Liverpool left-back.

Burn's acceptance letter to Fulham's junior club in January would have been special, from being in the club's forward-thinking side under Graham Potter.

The Magpies paid 13 million for his abilities (Sky Sports) and he helped elevate Eddie Howes' side to the top of safety.

Burn will be one of Howe's main players heading into the new Premier League season, according to Riise.

Riise replied, asking if he remembers playing with Dan Burn. Newcastle? What a great move, by the way.

When I played with him, I didnt anticipate it happening. He was young then. At that time, I didnt see him playing for Newcastle.

Brede Hangeland was both big and slim when I played with him. He has a solid left foot, though.

And he is a lot more tackle smarter than he was back then, so he is taking steps.

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Burn has experienced some growth over the years, and there's no reason why he shouldn't be a part of the club's long-term plan.

Newcastle wants to bring trophy back to Europe, and if any of these can be done this season, it's still an exercise, but they've got a better chance than they've had in the previous 15 years.

The Magpies will be focusing on the League Cup and the FA Cup domestic championships because they are trophies that they have just never been able to win at the first hurdle.

The club would benefit from getting a taste of Wembley and making the trip to London, which is already happening.

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