Newcastle jumpstarted their transfer market activity with the purchase of Marseille winger Florian Thauvin in a deal that saw Remy Cabella move the other way on a loan deal.
The 22 year Under 21 international French player who was signed on a deal believed to be worth £12million for a duration of five years will be unveiled today after training with his new team-mates at St. James Park.
Thauvin said, “It is a big honour to know that Newcastle have been after me for such a long time and that they wanted me that much.
“They have put their trust in me and I am looking forward to playing for the team.”
Thauvin made 81 appearances for Marseille over the last two seasons, scoring 15 goals.
Newcastle boss Steve McClaren, said: “He is a perfect signing for this club someone who is young, with great potential and is one of the best young players in Europe.
“He is an exciting, creative talent who can score goals and make assists, and we believe he will have a very bright future at Newcastle.”
Newcastle fans are already eager to have a view of their latest acquisition and hope to believe he will live up to the price and expectation.