Newcastle United have signed Spain Under-21 international Jose Enrique from Spanish side Villarreal for £6.3m.
Enrique watched Newcastle play Sampdoria on Sunday
The 21-year-old left-back, who watched the Magpies beat Sampdoria 1-0 on Sunday, has agreed a five-year deal.
Enrique said: "I believe very much in Sam Allardyce and believe they're going to be one of the top teams."
Newcatle manager Allardyce is also reportedly interested in signing 31-year-old Serbian defender Ivica Dragutinovic from Seville.
Capped 31 times by Serbia and Montenegro, Dragutinovic's three-year contract with Sevilla expires in 2008.
Dragutinovic was part of the Serbia defence that conceded just one goal in qualifying for the 2006 World Cup.