Newcastle will attempt to find a buyer for troubled forward Nile Ranger after completing a deal for Bordeaux striker Yoan Gouffran.

The former France Under-21 international completed his move to the north east on Wednesday evening as manager Alan Pardew desperately attempts to bring in a number of players to help the club avoid relegation.

Nile Ranger
Nile Ranger could soon be on his way out of St. James Park [Reuters]

Gouffran and Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa have both signed long term deals while Toulouse's defensive midfielder Moussa Sissoko and Massadio Haidara of Nancy are both expected to complete their moves in the coming days.

It has been a busy transfer window for Newcastle and it seems their business has not concluded as they attempt to find a buyer for Ranger.

The 21-year-old has often courted controversy in his short career as he was forced to serve 11 weeks in a Young Offenders Institute for his part in a street robbery in Muswell Hill while in the Southampton academy.

He has been involved in a sting of controversies including being charged with being drunk and disorderly in Newcastle, while the FA fined him for making homophobic comments on Twitter.

He has also clashed with Newcastle fans in recent days after taking to the social networking site to criticise supporters for booing the players during the 2-1 home loss to Reading.

The Newcastle Evening Chronicle believes that Newcastle have run out of patience with Ranger and are keen to sell him to either Barnsley, who once had the striker on-loan, or MK Dons who are also believed to be interested.

Ranger had found himself close to the first team after the sale of Demba Ba to Newcastle but the arrival of Gouffran means that Pardew is confident he has enough options in attack and will allow the youngster to leave.

Meanwhile new forward Gouffran admitted how pleased he was to secure a move to Newcastle where he will join a growing band of French players.

"I am really proud to have joined this fantastic club," Gouffran told the club's official website. "Throughout the last few years I have enjoyed every moment of my time at Bordeaux but all good things must come to an end and it was time for a new challenge.

"And the challenge of playing for one of the most famous teams in England, with all of its history and its famous support, is very exciting."