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Florian Thauvin can't wait to get started at Newcastle.

New Newcastle United signing Florian Thauvin can't wait to get started at the club.

The winger sealed a transfer from Marseille on Wednesday evening, signing a five-year deal.

Remy Cabella has moved in the other direction as part of the deal, signing on loan for the season.

Thauvin joins Georginio Wijnaldum, Chancel Mbemba and Aleksandr Mitrovic as big money signings at Newcastle this summer, taking Mike Ashley's spending to past £50 million.

Newcastle have one point from their first two games, and face Manchester United up next. 

Thauvin's availability is unclear at this stage, but fitness should not be an issue after he played for Marseille at the weekend.

Former Newcastle United players to wear the number 20 shirt over the years include Duncan Ferguson, Lomano Lua Lua, Albert Luque, Antoine Sibierski, Geremi, Leon Best, Gael Bigirimana, and most recently Remy Cabella.

With a bit of luck Thauvin will enjoy more luck than the majority of his predecessors.

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