Remy Cabella has revealed how rave reviews regarding life at Newcastle United convinced him to move to St James' Park from Montepellier.
The 24 year old becomes the club's fourth signing of the summer after moving from the Ligue 1 side where he scored 14 goals in 37 league games last term.
Cabella has long been linked with a switch to Newcastle and admits he was persuaded to move to the north east after seeking advice regarding life in the Premier League.
"It is great to finally be a Newcastle player," Cabella told the club's official website.
"This is a move that I really wanted to make, as I have heard nothing but good things about Newcastle United from everyone I spoke to.
"I wanted to join a great English club and that is why I have arrived here. I'm looking forward to pulling on the shirt and playing in this magnificent stadium, and I will give this Club my maximum."
He added to Sky Sports News: "For me it is an absolute honour to be here. I am very proud to have arrived here at Newcastle and it is a pleasure to be here.
"I have had lots of support from the French coach and from the coach here [at Newcastle Alan Pardew] and I am going to show it on the pitch and it gives me great confidence to have all this support behind me."
The France international joins Ayoze Perez, Jack Colback and Siem de Jong at Newcastle ahead of the new campaign as the club look to improve on a 10th place finish in the Premier League last term.
Manager Pardew said: "Remy is a player who has been on our radar for a while and we are delighted to bring him to the club.
"He is a player who I am sure will excite our fans. He has flair, hard work and commitment, and is going to bring a talent, energy and quality to St. James' Park that our supporters will enjoy.
"Remy has great ideas when the ball comes to him, and along with Siem de Jong is going to improve an area where we definitely needed some help."
With Papiss Cisse likely to miss the start of the season through injury and Mathieu Debuchy set to join Arsenal, Newcastle remain in need of further resources before the season starts on 16 August.