Date: 9th March 2007 at 10:01am
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Despite the raised eyebrows and cat-calling when he first arrived on Tyneside, big Tone Sibierski has proved himself to be a great asset to the squad this season, weighing in with a decent haul in Europe and performing the linkman role up front with the minimum of fuss. With Bolton and Wigan being linked with him in the press the Frenchman has come out and told the French papers that we`ve offered him another season and that he`s going to accept in principal. Obviously this means nothing until we`ve got his autograph on the deal but given Sibierski`s honest appraisal of his time on Tyneside it`ll be good to have him as back up to Shola, Oba and England`s Michael Owen next year.