Newcastle United have completed the transfer of Montpellierâ€™s Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.
The 23-year old France centre-back has penned a five-and-a-half-year deal with the Magpies for a fee of around ÂŁ7million.
"It is an honour to be able to come to Newcastle United and have the chance to play in the Premier League,â€ť he said.
"Newcastle are one of the biggest clubs in the league, and I'm going to try and give everything I have so that the team can do well.
"I have experienced a lot of positive things so far in my career and one of those is joining this club."