Offficial: Newcastle United sign Thauvin from Marseille

Newcastle have confirmed they have signed Florian Thauvin from Marseille on a five-year deal.

The 22-year-old winger is understood to have joined for £12 million, with Remy Cabella moving to the Ligue 1 outfit on loan for the remainder of the season with the obligation to make the move permanent.

Cabellla becomes Newcastle’s fifth summer signing after Chancel Mbemba, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Ivan Toney and Georginio Wijnaldum and could make his debut against Manchester United on Saturday.

“I am delighted to be a Newcastle United player,” Thauvin told the club’s official website. “I have come from France to a really big club and am very happy to be here.

“It is a big honour to know that Newcastle have been after me for such a long time and that they wanted me that much. They have put their trust in me and I am looking forward to playing for the team.”

Steve McClaren added: “Florian is a player the Club have been watching for a long time and I am delighted that we have been able to sign him.

He is a perfect signing for this Club – someone who is young, with great potential and is one of the best young players in Europe.

“He is an exciting, creative talent who can score goals and make assists, and we believe he will have a very bright future at Newcastle.”