Newcastle new boy Shefki Kuqi has admitted it was hard to believe he would be joining the club.
Kuqi has signed for Newcastle as a free agent on a short-term deal until the end of the season after leaving Swansea last month.
The Finland international has been drafted in to provide cover for the injured Shola Ameobi and help fill the void left by Andy Carroll's departure to Liverpool on transfer deadline day.
The 34-year-old is thrilled to make the move to St James' Park and get the chance to play in the Premier League again.
"I got a phone call from my agent last week who said there might be a possibility to go there [Newcastle] and when I heard this I was over the moon," Kuqi told Sky Sports News.
"In the beginning it was hard to believe, but in the end it all came true.
"I don't really have the words to describe how happy I am. To get this chance is a massive thing for me.
"I am just happy to be here now and I can't wait to start and hopefully try to do the best I can for Newcastle United.
"For me, it is a great opportunity just to be back in the Premier League again. It is something I have tasted before.
"Everybody knows it is the best league in the world and to be part of it and a club the size of Newcastle United, I am really proud. It's an honour to be here."