Romain Amalfitano joins Dijon on loan from Newcastle

Having made only four appearances, including one start, in the Europa League since joining the Magpies last summer, the midfielder signs up for a season in Ligue 2
Newcastle midfielder Romain Amalfitano has moved on loan to Dijon for the rest of the season.

The 24-year-old was signed from Reims last summer but failed to make an impact on Alan Pardew's first team.

After only four appearances in 2012-13, all coming in the Europa League, he has returned to his homeland to play Ligue 2 football.

The Magpies man has previously represented Evian and helped Reims to promotion in the season before he departed for St James's Park.

His brother, Morgan Amalfitano, signed a similar loan deal at West Brom on Sunday, leaving Marseille with an option to sell the midfielder to the Hawthorns side.