Newcastle have announced the departure of striker Papiss Cisse to Chinese Super League club Shandong Luneng for an undisclosed fee.
The 31-year-old, a Senegal international, scored 44 goals in 131 appearances for the Magpies since arriving from Freiburg in January 2012.
But having failed to help Newcastle retain their Premier League status under Rafael Benitez last season, his four-and-a-half-year spell on Tyneside has come to an end.
A Newcastle statement said: "Everyone at St. James' Park wishes Papiss all the best for the next stage of his career."
Manchester United defender Jonny Evans maintains he did not wilfully spit at Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse.
The 27-year-old reacted angrily during Manchester United's 1-0 win at St James' Park earlier this month with television replays appearing to show him spitting at the Magpies striker.
Evans denied the charge but the Football Association decided his actions warranted a six-match ban. Cisse was banned for seven games after a clearer spit in the aftermath of the clash between the two players, with the extra game due to an earlier suspension for violent conduct.
However, speaking to the Times, Evans refused to accept his part in the incident and says his family would have been "disgusted" with him if the allegations were true.