Done deal! Newcastle sign Jesus Gamez from Atletico Madrid

Jesus Gamez, left
Jesus Gamez, left

Newcastle United today completed the signing of Jesus Gamez.

The defender has joined from Atletico Madrid on an initial two-year deal.

Gamez, 31, said: "I am really looking forward to starting the next part of my career at Newcastle.

"It was the right time to leave Atletico Madrid and this is the right move for me.

"We have an exciting project here, to bring Newcastle back to where it belongs, in the Premier League, and I am very happy to be a part of that."

United manager Rafa Benitez added: "I am really pleased to bring Jesus here to Newcastle.

"He is a very good defender who can play on both sides, left and right.

"He is experienced, I know he has great character and, importantly, he is an excellent professional. I am sure he will give balance to the team."

Gamez is the club's fourth summer signing.

Newcastle have also signed Dwight Gayle, Matt Ritchie and Matz Sels.