The 28-year-old moved to St James' Park in 2011 but has made just 57 appearances for the club in all competitions, and will ply his trade in Ligue 1 this season
Newcastle midfielder Sylvain Marveaux has joined Ligue 1 side Guingamp on a season-long loan.
The 28-year-old former Rennes man moved to St James' Park in 2011, but has made only 57 appearances for the club since then.
Marveaux made just four starts in all competitions last season, having become a bit-part player under Alan Pardew.
The winger, who has scored twice for Newcastle, will be in the final year of his contract when he returns to St James' Park from France.
Marveaux will serve to bolster a squad that ensured survival on their return to Ligue 1 last season.
Guingamp also clinched the Coupe de France and as such will feature in the Europa League during the coming campaign.
Marveaux boasts experience in Europe's second-tier club competition - featuring with Rennes and Newcastle.