Newcastle United have completed the £12million signing of Remy Cabella, with the talented French playmaker becoming the latest prospect to make the switch from Ligue 1 to Tyneside on a six-year deal for an undisclosed fee, according to BBC Sport.
The former Montpellier midfielder flew into Tyneside to complete a medical and has is officially a Newcastle player this afternoon.
Cabella is the Magpies' seconds most expensive signing, behind the £16 million purchase of now-retired Michael Owen in 2005.
Manager Alan Pardew tried to sign Cabella during the January transfer window following Yohan Cabaye's exit to Paris Saint-Germain and finally has his man.
Cabella told BBC Sport: "This is a move that I really wanted to make, I have heard nothing but good things about Newcastle United from everyone I spoke to.
'I wanted to join a great English club and that is why I have arrived here. I'm looking forward to pulling on the shirt and playing in this magnificent stadium, and I will give this Club my maximum.'
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew was glowing about the deal, insisting: "Remy is a player who has been on our radar for a while and we are delighted to bring him to the Club.
'He is a player who I am sure will excite our fans. He has flair, hard work and commitment, and is going to bring a talent, energy and quality to St. James' Park that our supporters will enjoy.
Tried and tested path
The 24-year-old was part of France's World Cup squad but failed to feature for Didier Deschamps' side. Do not read too much in to that though Newcastle fans, maybe he did not feature for France but that was mainly due to some superb midfield performances in a star-studded squad, for example from Newcastle team-mate Moussa Sissoko.
Newcastle's early summer business has been signings have been quite impressive and all looks to be aimed at making up for what was a disappointing season last time round.
Netherlands international Siem de Jong is a very capable player whom operates either as an attacking midfielder or striker, Jack Colback who arrived from rivals Sunderland on a free transfer is a utility man that can play in the middle of the park or as a left back. Newcastle will likely still need another striker, unless Papiss Cissé can find some goalscoring form.
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