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The 22-year-old French midfielder will complete his move to the Magpies on July 1st when the player's contract expires at his current club at the end of the month

Newcastle United have revealed the signing of 22-year-old Romain Amalfitano on a free transfer from Ligue 1 side Reims.

The young midfielder will officially be a Newcastle player on July 1st as the club have to wait until his contract finishes to make the switch.

Amalfitano has helped Reims secure promotion back to Ligue during his two year spell at the club, contributing both from a central midfield role and equally as well wide on the right.

The player spoke of his personal delight at signing for the club claiming he is relishing the challenge ahead.

"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."

Amalfitano joins what is already a strong contingent of French players at the including Yohan Cabaye, Gabriel Obertan, Hatem Ben Arfa as well as Paris-born Demba Ba among others.