Done deal: Newcastle United sign Florian Thauvin from Marseille

Newcastle United have completed the signing of 22-year old French winger Florian Thauvin from Marseille.

Florian Thauvin has become Newcastle United's fifth signing of the summer, after completing a switch from Marseille.

The highly-rated 22-year-old French winger, who can also be deployed as a forward, has agreed a five-year contract on Tyneside and will wear the number 20 shirt.

As part of the deal, Remy Cabella has joined Marseille on loan until the end of the 2015/16 campaign, with an obligation to buy at the end of the season subject to certain criteria being met.

"I am delighted to be a Newcastle United player," said Thauvin.

"I have come from France to a really big club and am very happy to be here.

"It is a big honour to know that Newcastle have been after me for such a long time and that they wanted me that much.

"They have put their trust in me and I am looking forward to playing for the team."

Newcastle United head coach Steve McClaren added: "Florian is a player the Club have been watching for a long time and I am delighted that we have been able to sign him.

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