Newcastle United have completed the signing of Manchester United full-back Danny Simpson.
The deal for Simpson looked to be floundering, but skysports.com exclusively revealed on Tuesday evening that the two teams had agreed terms.
Now Newcastle have finalised the deal for the 23-year-old, who has penned a three-and-a-half-year deal at St James' Park.
"We're delighted to complete a permanent deal for Danny," said Newcastle chief Chris Hughton.
"He's a player who has been with us since the summer and has played a key role during the first half of the season.
"Danny is a very popular lad in the dressing room and he took no time at all to settle in.
"He was always a player we wanted to keep at the club and he was very keen to stay given how much he's enjoyed his time here."