Newcastle United have completed the signing of the Einar’s defender Florian Lejeune. He has signed a five-year deal for a fee of £8.7m.
Lejeune began his youth career in France with the Centre de Formation de Paris and then moved to spending his formative years with Racing Club de France, Beziers, Sete and Adge.
In 2009, he has started his senior playing carrier at Agde. The same year he switched to then-Ligue 2 club Istres in 2009, before moving to Spanish club Villarreal.
The 26-year-old universal defender has previously (in 2015) joined Manchester City but hasn’t play for the Sky Blues. He has also played for Girona and Villarreal.
Lejeune has become Rafael Benitez second signing after winger Christian Atsu, in this transfer window.
“When you have a manager like Rafa Benitez who wants you, you are very happy to come” he Florian Lejeune.
“He is a player that has done very well this year in Spain. I have known about him for a while, since he began playing for Villarreal. If he settles well into English football, then I am sure he will be a success and will give us a lot of competition in this area”, said Rafael Benitez about the player.
According to Opta Stats (Opta Joe on Twitter) “Florian Lejeune made 191 clearances in La Liga last season”. This is thee most that any defender have achieved in the Spanish top flight in 2016/2017.
Kamil Grosicki – a next one to move to Newcastle United
Newcastle united are also interested to sign the Hull City winger Kamil Grosicki. He is believed to have a £9.5 relegation release clause of around in his Hull contract.
Hull City paid £7 million for the 29-year-old winger Grosicki to Rennes in January 2017. Since then he has established himself in the club and made series of impressive performances for the Tigers. This made the press to regard him as Hull’s best player in the second part of the troubled season 2017/2018 in which the Tigers got relegated to the Championship.