Newcastle have completed the signing of Manchester United winger Gabriel Obertan, confirming the transfer on their website.
The former France Under-21 international has joined the Magpies on a five-year deal after failing to establish himself as a Manchester United regular in two seasons at Old Trafford.
“Gabriel is a player I’ve watched for the last couple of seasons since he arrived at Manchester United,” Newcastle boss Alan Pardew said.
“He has great pace and excellent technique and he has improved his power in the last 12 months and is ready now to make a real impact in the Premier League.
“I contacted Sir Alex about him early at the start of the summer to see if there was an opportunity to bring him to Newcastle, but it wasn’t until Wayne Routledge joined Swansea that we were able to bring him in.
“His best years are ahead of him which is exactly what we want at this club, and with the backing of our magnificent fans I’m sure he will prove an excellent signing for us,” he added.
Obertan’s signing makes the 22-year-old the fifth French-born player to arrive at St James Park this summer following the signings of Yohan Cabaye, Demba Ba, Sylvain Marveaux and Mehdi Abeid.