22 year-old Romain Amalfitano from Reims should shortly be announced as Newcastle’s first summer signing.
Romain Amalfitano – attacking midfielder
Romain is the younger brother of 27 year-old French International Morgan Amalfitano, who plays at Marseilles.
The youngster will turn 23 in August, once he’s arrived on Tyneside, and he will be signing a three year deal at Newcastle, and comes in as a free agent, so there’s very little risk here.
Romain started his career at Evian TG in 2007, and then moved to Reims in the French second division in 2009.
By our reckoning, the right footed 5’9″ tall midfielder has played 66 times for Reims and has scored 10 goals with 7 assists.
Here’s some video of the lad – he looks good.