Gabriel Obertan has signed on a 5 year deal for a £3million transfer fee.
Pardew has brought him in to "Add pace and skill" to the team, as that was "lacking away from home last season".
Obertan becomes the 6th permanent signing in a row who have been born in the suburbs of France and joins Ben Arfa, Cabaye, Abeid, Marveuax, Ba in what is becoming a French revolution on Tyneside.
Obertan has said on the move, "Newcastle is a big club with history" and added, "I really need a club where I could play more games.
This Gabriel Obertan signing is something of unexcitement to be perfectly honest. He isn't what I would look to, to take the team forward or to even clean the boots of the soon to be departing Joey Barton. Let's face it, he has been a total flop at Man Utd and has done nothing to suggest he is capable of playing in the Premier League.
This team is looking more like Clairfontaine Academy FC with every player that comes in and every player that leaves, one after the other.
However, like any new NUFC recruit, he will be given the chance to show us what he can do with a clean slate and blank canvas.
Vive Le Toon!
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