Newcastle Reported To Be Moving Aggressively For Defensive Target

Newcastle seem to be moving aggressively to get Eibar center-back Florian Lejeune tied up after we missed out on our other center-back target Ruben Semedo earlier this week, when he preferred to move to Spanish club Villareal, which ironically is one of Rafa’s former clubs.

Lee Ryder, the Chronicle chief sports writer is tweeting this morning that Newcastle are moving quickly for Lejeune and the Eibar Sporting Director Fran Garagarza is not too certain he can keep the player.

26 year-old Eibar center-back Florian Lejeune

The news is that Florian is keen to come to Newcastle, but we also know that Arsenal have entered the fray so it’s obvious we are trying to get the deal closed quickly, after we lost Semedo to Villarreal in what seemed a very late move from the Spanish side.

Here’s the two positive tweets from Lee Ryder today.

It’s very important we don’t miss out on Lejeune and it would give Newcastle some much needed momentum in this transfer window if we can get this lad signed up quickly.

Newcastle have triggered the release clause of €10M (£8.7M) in his Eibar contract.

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