Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew has no doubts about the quality of new signing Yoann Gouffran.
Pardew said Gouffran's talent stood out to him when Newcastle faced Bordeaux in the Europa League earlier this season.
"Yoan comes to the club with a great pedigree and, like the other signings we have made this month, is a player who will add considerable strength to our squad," he said.
"I liked the look of him when we played Bordeaux at St. James' Park earlier this season; pacy, direct and intelligent and those are qualities I like in a footballer.
"I am sure he will quickly adapt to the rigours and intensity of the Premier League and play an important role for us for the remainder of the season."