Jimmy Kebe jokes about joining Newcastle United

Jimmy Kebe
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Jimmy Kebe posts a joke tweet about joining Newcastle United, but quickly moves to clarify it.

Reading winger Jimmy Kebe has joked that he is set to join Newcastle United, following the numerous links with French players to the Magpies.

Kebe tweeted that he was going to join Newcastle on a four-year deal, but followed it up with a hasty explanation of his joke.

The first tweet read: "On my way to Newcastle, having medical then sign a 4 years contract. Thank you all for your support you've been outstanding !!!!"

Reading were quick to reveal that the winger was just joking and Kebe responded with a further tweet.

The second tweet read: "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#"

Kebe has scored 27 league goals since joining Reading in January 2008.

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