Get French Football News is reporting that Ligue 2 club Dijon have signed 24 year-old Newcastle midfielder Romain Amalfitano, after he had two seasons at the Tyneside club, but simply failed to make the grade – but he wasn’t given many chances either at Newcastle.
Romain Amalfitano – signs three-year deal at Dijon
This is what the French publication has reported:
Earlier this morning, it was officially announced that Newcastle’s Romain Amalfitano has signed for Ligue 2 side Dijon FCO. His contract will last for 3 years, keeping Amalfitano at the club until the summer of 2017.
Midfielder Amalfitano, 24 years of age, was a flop at previous club Newcastle. Only playing in a handful of Europa League games, the Frenchman never broke into the first team. After impressing at Dijon on loan last season, the club have decided to sign him permanently. He leaves Newcastle on a free transfer.
For one reason or another Romain didn’t make it at the Magpies after signing on as a free agent from Reims in June of 2012.
Romain spent a season on loan at Dijon, and he seems to have done quite well, and he is the younger brother of 29 year-old midfielder Morgan Amalfitano of Marseilles, who was on loan at West Brom last season.
We wish Romain every success at his new club.
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