Papiss Demba Cisse completes Newcastle switch

Come in No 9: Toon capture 10m Senegalese striker Cisse

Newcastle have completed the 10million signing of Senegalese striker Papiss Demba Cisse from Freiburg on a five-and-a-half-year deal.

The Premier League club confirmed the deal on Tuesday night after Sportsmail exclusively broke the story earlier today.

Done deal: Cisse has completed his 10m switch to Newcastle

Done deal: Cisse has completed his 10m switch to Newcastle

The 26-year-old has nine Bundesliga goals to his name so far this season and scored for his country in their 1-0 victory over Kenya in a warm-up game for the African Nations Cup, which gets under way in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon on Saturday.

Cisse will wear the famous No 9 shirt on Tyneside.

'I would like to thank everybody for their welcome, and for inviting me to sign for the club,' he said.

'It is an honour to play for such a big club and I am looking forward to it. I want to pay back the confidence the club have shown in me, and give the supporters something to be proud of.'