Amalfitano Cannot Wait For Toon Debut

25 May 2012 10:20
Romain Amalfitano is keen to kick off his career at Newcastle United - after joining the Magpies' French revolution.

Amalfitano was yesterday unveiled at St James' Park after signing a three-year deal.

The 22-year-old, a technically-gifted player who can play on the right flank and in central midfield, is Alan Pardew’s first summer signing.

Amalfitano joins on a free transfer, and he will officially become a Newcastle player when his deal at Reims, where he had spent the past two seasons, expires on June 30.

Amalfitano: “I am very happy to be a Newcastle player.

“I have seen a bit of the city already, and it is a change from France, but one I am really looking forward to.

“When a club like Newcastle wants you to play for them, it can only be a good thing.

“I have taken the opportunity to play in the Premier League, and cannot wait to get going.”