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Alan Shearer Newcastle legend's statue to be unveil at Saint James Park

The statue of Newcastle legend Alan Shearer will be unveiled at Saint James Park after its completion in China

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  play Alan Shearer's statue will be unveiled at Saint James Park (Ncj media Ltd)
  play Alan Shearer's statue will be unveiled at Saint James Park (ncjmedia Ltd)

Newcastle United will be honouring their legend, Alan Shearer with a statue at the club's ground, Saint James Park.

The artwork was commissioned by former Newcastle chairman Freddy Shepherd and is been made in China to be sent to England later in the month.

Shearer took to his Twitter account to express his gratitude for the statue and also reacted to the some reports that the statue does not look like him.

The statue of has been likened to the famous dance moves of South Korean pop star Psy called the Gangnam Style

 

"To those asking, I'm honoured to have a statue. I'm proud to have it and yes I really like it. And I have hair!," the former Manchester United captain tweeted.

The statue is designed to replicate Shearer's famous goal celebration.

  play The statue is designed to replicate Shearer's famous goal celebration. (Getty Images)

 

Shepherd according to Daily Mail  was originally commissioned the statue around eight years ago but the project was put on hold and was only completed this year.

The sculptor Tom Maley told the UK Chronic: "Tom Maley told The Chronicle: 'I'm absolutely delighted with it. I'm not one for giving up, it's my worst quality.

"It's about being in the right place at the right time. I always kept in touch with Freddy and I'm grateful to him for commissioning it.

"I'm just looking forward to getting it finished."

Check out Shearer's goals compilation, below:

A video compilation of Alan Shearer's goals

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