Florian Thauvin is set to rejoin former club Olympique Marseille.
The winger flew to France today as the club's completed the formalities of a six-month loan deal.
Thauvin, a long-time target of chief scout Graham Carr, only joined Newcastle United in August.
But the 23-year-old' struggled to make any kind of impression at St James's Park and became unsettled on Tyneside late last year.
French media pictured pictured a private jet at Marseille Provence Airport said to have taken Thauvin to France.