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."
They're just taking the piss now.
"Every man's heart one day beats its final beat, his lungs breath their final breath. And if what that man did in his life, makes the blood pulse through the body of others, and makes them believe deeper in something larger than life, then his essence, his spirit, will be immortalised by the storytellers, by the loyalty, by the memory, of those who honour him and make whatever the man did live forever."