Newcastle sign Moussa Sissoko

Newcastle United have this evening confirmed the signing of midfielder Moussa Sissoko from Toulouse for a fee of around £2.5 million.

The French International flew to Tyneside today for talks and to undergo a medical, and has signed a whopping six and a half year contract with the club.

Sissoko is the fifth signing of the January Transfer Window for Newcastle with all the recruits coming from Ligue 1 in France.

He may not be the last French player to add to the ranks at The Magpies will Bastia midfieler Florian Thauvin in talks about as a possible move to England.

The box to box midfielder will wear squad number 7 at St James’ Park and expressed his delight at signing for the club on their official website: "I am delighted to be a Newcastle United player." “It was really important to move on, to take on a new challenge.”

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew said: "This transfer window has proved very productive for us and Moussa arriving is a massive plus for the club.

"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."