Newcastle break £40m spending barrier by signing defender

3 Aug

And the Republic of Ireland international is expected to be followed into St James’ Park by Hull midfielder Mo Diame, in the next few hours.

Clark, 26, joins Rafa Benitez’ side for a fee of around £5m after Newcastle activated a release clause in his Villa contract on Monday.

He has put pen to paper on a five-year deal at is expected to be in the squad for the Toon¹s Championship opener against Fulham at Craven Cottage on Friday night.

Clark came up through the ranks at Villa Park before making his debut in August 2009, while still a teenager.


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