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Romain Amalfitano Completes Move From Newcastle Back To France

7 years ago

If ever a player looked hopelessly out of his depth, it was Romain Amalfitano.

Signed from the French second tier, Amalfitano moved to Newcastle two years ago, when Mike Ashley refused to buy first team players to build on the breakthrough fifth place finish of the 2011/12 season.

The French midfielder never managed a single minute in the Premier League, limited to only five Europa League appearances for Newcastle, with only one start, after his move from Reims.

Clearly brought in just to tick a box at Newcastle and fill a shirt, Amalfitano went out on loan to Dijon last season and scored two goals in twenty four Ligue 2 appearances, his on-loan club finishing sixth.

Romain Amalfitano has now returned to Dijon but this time on a permanent basis, after agreeing a three year deal with the French second tier club. No fee is mentioned but no doubt Newcastle would just be grateful to get the player off their hands, having originally given him a deal that lasted until 2016.



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