Newcastle have completed the signing of RC Lens midfielder Mehdi Abeid after he admitted he is signing for them after a successful trial.
The 18-year-old said: “I have had contact dating back some time and I visited the facilities there last week.
“I even trained with the reserve team.
“The leaders of the club told me about their plans and that they will rely on me for next season.
“For my part, I intend to give everything to develop in the Premier League.
“I already discussed things with Hatem Ben Arfa and Cheick Tiote and they encouraged me and welcomed my signature.”