REMY Cabella has signed for Newcastle United in a £10million deal – and Daryl Janmaat is set to join him at St James’s Park.
Cabella last night became United’s fourth summer signing after agreeing a six-year contract.
The attacking midfielder interrupted his holiday in Corsica to undergo a medical and sign at Gallowgate after Montpellier finally accepted an undisclosed bid.
Cabella yesterday met United manager Alan Pardew at the training ground and also visited St James’s Park.
The 24-year-old said: “It is great to finally be a Newcastle player.
“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.”
SportMail understands the Magpies are also hopeful of quickly finalising a deal for £5million-rated Feyenoord defender Janmaat now Holland’s World Cup campaign is over.
The 24-year-old is their first-choice to replace Arsenal-bound Mathieu Debuchy.
And the two sides are understood to be “close” to an agreement.
Should Janmaat sign, then United will allow Debuchy to finally leave for the Emirates in a deal valued at more than £10million. But it is the signing of Cabella that will excite fans the most given his ability on the ball.
Cabella, who went to the World Cup with France, has long been interested in a move to Newcastle.
“I wanted to join a great English club and that is why I have arrived here,” he said.
“I’m looking forward to pulling on the shirt and playing in this magnificent stadium and I will give this club my maximum.”
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’s 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.”
Meanwhile, SportMail reported last week that Janmaat is also keen on a switch to St James’s Park.
Both players know a number of United players through their respective international squads.
Cabella was away at the World Cup with Debuchy and Moussa Sissoko and former Newcastle players Loic Remy and Yohan Cabaye.
And semi-finalist Janmaat – who set up Holland’s third goal in Sunday’s 3-0 win over host nation Brazil in the third-place play-off – counts Tim Krul among his international team-mates.
Siem de Jong, Jack Colback and Ayoze Perez have already joined United in what Pardew has long claimed would be a summer of rebuilding.
A number of players, among them Shola Ameobi, Dan Gosling and loanee Remy, have already left.
And Newcastle still need to sign a striker to replace Remy, who netted 14 goals last season.
Reports in France have claimed the club is in dicussions with Monaco over a move for 24-year-old forward Emmanuel Riviere.
United will open their pre-season campaign at Boundary Park tomorrow night with a fixture against Oldham Athletic (7.30pm kick-off).