Newcastle have announced the signing of Mo Diame from Hull City for an undisclosed fee.
The Senegalese midfielder, 29, has signed on a three-year deal, becoming the ninth arrival at St James’ Park this summer, and the second today following the signing of Aston Villa defender Ciaran Clark.
Since signing for Wigan in 2009, Diame has spent his entire career in England, playing for the Latics, West Ham and Hull, helping the Tigers win promotion from the Championship last season by scoring the only goal in the play-off final win over Sheffield Wednesday.
Speaking after the confirmation of the deal, the powerful midfielder told the official Newcastle website: “It is a great feeling to be a Newcastle player.
“Everybody close to me knows how desperate I am to play in the Premier League again, but when Newcastle comes in for you it makes you think.
“I am looking to the future. Newcastle is a big name, a massive club and will be back in the Premier League, for sure.”