Mohamed Diame has completed a move from Hull City to second-tier Newcastle United, signing a three-year deal at St James’ Park.
Hull announced the sale on Wednesday, confirming that the player had turned down the offer of a new contract at the Premier League club.
The Senegal international scored 14 goals in a two-year spell at the KCOM Stadium, including the winning goal in the Championship play-off final in May.
“It is a great feeling to be a Newcastle player,” he told Newcastle’s official website.
“Everybody close to me knows how desperate I am to play in the Premier League again, but when Newcastle comes in for you it makes you think.
“I am looking to the future. Newcastle is a big name, a massive club and will be back in the Premier League, for sure.”
Hull are yet to make a major signing ahead of their return to the Premier League and are still without a manager after Steve Bruce’s resignation last month.