Newcastle United have boosted their strikeforce by signing Borussia Monchengladbach's Luuk de Jong on loan until the end of the season.
The deal also includes an option to buy the player, believed to be for the sum of £8m.
With Alan Pardew's men having lost their best player in Yohan Cabaye to Paris Saint-Germain, this is unlikely to be the last deal the club will make in the window, and the club had been linked with a move for the Dutch striker for a while. De Jong, brother of Siem de Jong at Ajax, was successful in the Eredivisie but failed to replicate his prolific goalscoring in Germany.
De Jong said: "Newcastle is a great club and I have a good feeling about it.I am very impressed with the stadium and training ground and have been made to feel very welcome by everyone I have met.
"It has been a tough season for me so far but I am here to play games and want to be important for the team, and successful with goals and assists. I am really looking forward to playing for Newcastle."