Newcastle United have completed the signing of Remy Cabella.

The 24-year-old joins from French Ligue 1 side Montpellier for an undisclosed fee and has put pen to paper on a six-year deal at St James’ Park.

Cabella has built a big reputation in France after progressing through the youth ranks at Montpellier and was part of the France World Cup squad that reached at the quarter-final stage.

The midfielder was a late call-up after Clement Grenier withdrew through injury but was unable to get any minutes on the pitch in Brazil.

The new man told the Club’s official website:

“It’s great to finally be a Newcastle player.

“This is a move I really wanted to make, as I have heard nothing but good things about Newcastle United from everyone I spoke to.

“I wanted to join a great English club and that is why I have arrived here. I’m looking forward to pulling on the shirt and playing in this magnificent stadium, and I will give the club my maximum.”

Cabella joins up with another former Montpellier man in the form of Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and adds to the strong French contingent within the squad.

The tricky playmaker also gives manager Alan Pardew much-needed options in his thin squad as he tries to build a side capable of challenging for Europe.

Cabella likes to create chances from midfield and can easily dribble past opposition players. He usually plays from a wing – similar to Hatem Ben Arfa – and scores plenty of goals. His tally of 14 last season should help the likes of Papiss Cisse, who struggled to lead Newcastle’s front line last season.

The signing of the 24-year-old is a massive boost for Newcastle, who have been tracking the player for over 18 months and running into repeated problems along the way.

With Cabella and Siem de Jong on board for the new season as well as a full pre-season campaign, Alan Pardew’s squad is starting to come together nicely as the new Premier League season draws closer.