Newcastle have signed Fabrice Pancrate after he impressed on trial at St James' Park.
The 29-year-old had been on trial at the Championship side for the last two weeks and he has impressed the club's coaching staff.
Pancrate arrives on a free transfer after leaving Paris Saint Germain in the summer and he has agreed a deal until the end of the season with the option to extend his contract.
Portsmouth, Burnley and Sheffield United were all linked with Pancrate in the summer, but Newcastle have lured him to Tyneside.
Pancrate is waiting to see if he will be able to make his debut in Monday's match at Preston as he awaits international clearance