Newcastle sign midfield star from Bordeaux

The highly-rated midfielder has signed a five-and-a-half year contract with the Magpies.

“I am very happy to be here at Newcastle,” Saivet told the club’s official website.

“I am really proud to be able to play for this club, and I am really excited at the challenge that lies ahead.

“St. James’ Park is a really impressive and special stadium. In France there is nothing that compares to this, and I can’t wait to get out there with my new teammates and help the team climb the table.”