By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor
Newcastle United have completed the signing of attacking midfielder Rémy Cabella from Montpellier.
The 24-year-old French international, who can play on either flank or in a central role, has put pen to paper on a six-year contract at St. James' Park and arrives for an undisclosed fee.
Born in Corsica, Cabella joined Montpellier at the age of 14 and progressed through the ranks at the Stade de la Mosson.
He made his professional debut in December 2010 during a season-long loan spell with Arles Avignon, before his Montpellier bow followed in August 2011.
From there, Cabella established himself as a regular in La Paillade's midfield, gaining Champions League experience as well as lifting the Ligue 1 trophy in May 2012.
Cabella was part of the France squad which reached the quarter-finals of this summer's World Cup in Brazil, and said: "It is great to finally be a Newcastle player.
"This is a move that I really wanted to make, as I have heard nothing but good things about Newcastle United from everyone I spoke to.
"I wanted to join a great English club and that is why I have arrived here. I'm looking forward to pulling on the shirt and playing in this magnificent stadium, and I will give this Club my maximum."
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew said: "Remy is a player who has been on our radar for a while and we are delighted to bring him to the Club.
"He is a player who I am sure will excite our fans. He has flair, hard work and commitment, and is going to bring a talent, energy and quality to St. James' Park that our supporters will enjoy.
"Remy has great ideas when the ball comes to him, and along with Siem de Jong is going to improve an area where we definitely needed some help."
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