Romain Amalfitano

By Dan King - Newcastle United Digital Editor

Midfielder Romain Amalfitano has joined French side Dijon FCO on a season-long loan, Newcastle United can confirm.

The 24-year-old arrived at St. James' Park from Reims in the summer of 2012 as a player for the future and made four appearances last season, all in the Europa League.

However he has not figured at first-team level since last November, when the Magpies drew with Maritimo.

On Monday, the Nice-born schemer limped out of the under-21s' 5-4 defeat to West Ham.

His brother, Morgan, joined West Bromwich Albion on loan from Marseille earlier this week.