Florian Thauvin is relaxed with the transfer fee Newcastle paid to secure his services from Marseille.
The French U21 international claims he is not under pressure despite the estimated £13m deal.
"It's not a problem for me to have such a high price tag. I am a footballer and that's my passion and my job," he said.
"It's always been my dream to be a footballer in the Premier League, and I'm happy to be here and do that."
"The Premier League is well known for being a very physical league," he said. "It's a bit different to France. It's not something that concerns me, although maybe I'll have to take a bit of time to get used to it. Once I do, I'll be fine.
"St James' Park is a magnificent stadium, a magnificent ground and they are a massive team too in the Premier League, so it's always an honour and a pleasure to be able to play in such places.
"I did pre-season at Marseille, played in all the friendly games - I even started the season out there, so if the coach needs me, I am there."
Newcastle had chased Thauvin for more than two years, although he revealed there was a time when he might have ended up at Arsenal instead.
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