The winger told his Twitter followers he was the latest Frenchman to sign for Alan Pardew's team, before revealing the truth.
On my way to Newcastle, having medical then sign a 4 years contract.Thank you all for your support you've been outstanding !!!!— Jimmy Kebe (@JKebe) January 24, 2013
Oups i thought if you're french and play football u just pop in to Newcastle and sign a contract Not a chance of leaving #LoveReadingFc#— Jimmy Kebe (@JKebe) January 24, 2013
Newcastle bought Romain Amalfitano in July and recently completed the purchase of Mathieu Debuchy from Lille, Montpellier's Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Nancy full-back Massadio Haidara and Bordeaux forward Yoan Gouffran
Manager Pardew was last year the subject of a devoted YouTube video from a German fan.