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"Anybody can see that the squad needs to improve obviously"

Newcastle United's French Foreign Legion are settling into life on Tyneside.

The Magpies have signed five French players since the January transfer window opened and they were all training with their new team-mates this morning.

Newcastle say that they have probably finished their business in this transfer window, but over at Sunderland, manager Martin O'Neill says that they are still looking for new arrivals.


Newcastle midfielder can't wait to get started

Moussa Sissoko will wear the number 7 Credit: ITV News

Frenchman Moussa Sissoko says he can't wait to get started on the latest chapter of his career.

The midfielder, who has spent ten years with Toulouse, put pen to paper on a six and a half year deal at St James' Park yesterday.

Facing the cameras Credit: ITV News

Sissoko is the fifth French player to sign for Newcastle in the January transfer window, bringing the total number of French speakers there to 13.

The player, who will wear the number 7 shirt, was unveiled at a press conference this morning.