re: January 2013 Transfer Window (Soon to be featuring Crazy Jim & Sexy Natalie)
The 23-year-old France international has agreed a five-and-a-half-year deal at St James' Park.
And Bordeaux forward Yoan Gouffran has revealed he is also set to join the Magpies on Wednesday.
He wrote on Twitter: (external) "Tomorrow I will be a new player of Newcastle and I am proud. Thanks to everyone."