France midfielder Moussa Sissoko joins Newcastle United

In order to complete the move, the 23-year-old, who has been capped six times, has reportedly agreed to waive any signing-on fee, which would have amounted to a considerable sum had he waited until the summer to depart.

updated: January 25, 2013 15:48 IST
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Midfielder Moussa Sissoko has joined Newcastle, becoming the fourth French player signed by the English Premier League club during the transfer window.

The 23-year-old Sissoko had six months left on his Toulouse contract and the French club sold him for an undisclosed fee, rather than risk losing him on a free transfer in the summer. Toulouse announced the transfer on its website on Thursday, without giving details, but reports said Newcastle paid €2.5 million ($3.3 million).

The central midfielder has made six international appearances for France and impressed as a substitute in the 1-1 draw at Spain in October.

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