Newcastle United have confirmed the signing midfielder Moussa Sissoko from Toulouse on a six-and-a-half-year deal.
The France international arrived from Ligue 1 from for an undisclosed fee and was delighted to have made the switch to St James' Park.
"I am delighted to be a Newcastle United player," he told the club's official.
"This is a massive club playing in the best league in the world, and I believe my style of play is suited to the Premier League.
"I have heard lots about how fantastic the Newcastle supporters are and cannot wait to get started.
"I am rising to a new challenge by coming here and want to firstly help the team improve this season and then progress after that."
Magpies manager Alan Pardew hailed the arrival, adding, "This transfer window has proved very productive for us and Moussa arriving today is a massive plus for the club," he said.
"He will bring drive and energy to the squad, he is a winner and that's why I'm especially pleased to have him with us.
"What all our signings this window bring is essential competition for places and that is great for the remainder of the season."