By Alex Taylor

Newcastle signing Ciaran Clark has taken a look at his new surroundings after completing his £5million switch from Aston Villa.

The 26-year-old completed his move to Tyneside on Wednesday afternoon and will be preparing for a tough season in the Championship.

After putting pen to paper on a five-year-deal at St James’ Park, the centre-back was given a tour of his new home stadium.

Clark has already described Newcastle as a massive club and says that they are a side moving in the right direction, despite suffering relegation last season.

The Republic of Ireland international featured on two occasions for his home country during the recently concluded European Championships in France.

The announcement of the former Villa star comes as the Magpies also close in on the signing of midfielder Mohamed Diame from Hull.

The north-east giants activated a £4.5 million release clause in Diame’s contract on Monday morning.

In other Newcastle transfer news, Toon attacking midfielder Moussa Sissoko is not a target for Real Madrid this summer.