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Newcastle secure Amalfitano from Reims

Newcastle United have announced the signing of Romain Amalfitano from French club Reims.

The 22-year old attacking midfielder will join the Magpies on a free transfer on July 1 and admits he is thrilled to be joining the Northeast club.

"I am very happy to be a Newcastle player," the Frenchman told the club's official website.

"I have seen a bit of the city already and it is a change from France but one I am really looking forward to.

"When a club like Newcastle wants you to play for them it can only be a good thing. I have taken the opportunity to play in the Premier League and cannot wait to get going."

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