Newcastle United have signed Switzerland defender Fabian Schar from Deportivo La Coruna on a three-year deal.
According to reports, Newcastle activated a £3 million release clause in the 26-year-old's contract.
Schar made 25 league appearances for Depor last season after joining the club from Hoffenheim.
"I hope to start training with the team soon and I'm looking forward to everything that's coming," he said in a statement. "At the moment, I just want to get started."
Schar appeared in three...
Deportivo la Coruna are hoping they will convince Real Madrid to let them keep exciting promising midfielder Fede Valverde for another season after the Galician club were relegated from La Liga.
The 19-year-old, who is training with Uruguay ahead of next month's World Cup, spent the 2017-18 campaign on loan at Deportivo.
Contracted to Madrid until June 2021, Valverde last month declared his wish to remain at Depor beyond this summer, even if it meant playing in the Segunda Division.
Lionel Messi put the icing on the cake as Barcelona clinched the La Liga title with a 4-2 victory over Deportivo La Coruna, who were relegated.
Barca went into the match knowing a point would be enough to see them regain the trophy with four matches still to play.
They did not have things all their own way against a spirited Depor, who fought back to level through Lucas Perez and Emre Colak after Philippe Coutinho and Messi had put Barca 2-0 up.
Depor were forced to push forward knowing only victory...