Newcastle have signed right-back Kieran Trippier from Atletico Madrid for £12m, plus add-ons.
The England right-back has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with the option of a further year.
Trippier flew into Tyneside on Wednesday in a private jet following the conclusion of smooth and positive talks between the two clubs on Tuesday.
The club are paying £12m plus add-ons to make the 31-year-old the first signing under Newcastle’s Saudi owners.
Newcastle are awaiting clearance regarding Trippier’s availability to play against Cambridge United in the FA Cup third round on Saturday.
Atletico hoped Trippier would stay, but the former Tottenham defender made it clear he wanted to return to England.
Magpies boss Eddie Howe worked with Trippier while in charge of Burnley, signing the right-back from Manchester City in January 2012 after an impressive loan spell at Turf Moor.