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.”