Breakthrough – Newcastle Complete The Signing Of Florian Lejeune – Photo


Newcastle have just announced we have finally completed the signing of Florian Lejeune after he passed a medical last night.

The 26 year-old  has signed a five year deal that will keep him at the club until 2022 and it’s great that we have finally got this good player over the line at Newcastle, with more signings to be announced by Newcastle soon.

26 year-old Florian Lejeune has signed for Newcastle

This is what Florian has said after signing along the dotted line for Newcastle United:

“I’m very happy to have signed. Newcastle United is a big club, and I’m very happy to be here,”

“When you have a manager like Rafa Benitez who wants you, you are very happy to come.”

“Since I’ve been in touch with the manager, it was an easy decision for me to come here.”

Manager Rafa Benitez added this:

“I would like to welcome Florian to Newcastle United. 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.”

“He has progressed a lot as a player in the last few years and I know he will give us something different at the back – he is good with both feet, he’s big and he’s good in the air also.”

“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.”

Lejeune is the second player signed by Newcastle this summer after we signed Christian Atsu from Chelsea for £6.2M a few weeks ago.

The fee was £8.7M and this signing will be well received by Newcastle fans – it’s been a long wait for our second signing of the summer.

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25 comments so far

  • Jib - Jazzy's mardy bitch

    Jul 4, 2017 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #1

    Rafa reckons he first caught his eye when he signed for Villarreal in 2011 and he’s been tracking him since.

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  • hibbit

    Jul 4, 2017 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #2

    so he’s one of Rafa’s
    “I have known about him for a while, since he began playing for Villarreal.”
    interesting 😎

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  • Jib - Jazzy's mardy bitch

    Jul 4, 2017 at 8:25 AM

    Comment #3

    Doh
    Smacks self on head
    note to self
    “read the full article before commenting – double doh “

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 4, 2017 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #4

    Good. things are finally moving. another 3 by the end of the week with another 2 or 3 to follow would be great. (dream on) 😀

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 4, 2017 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #5

    That’s not like you Jib 😀 😛

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 4, 2017 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #6

    Welcome Lejuene
    All the best at St James Park

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 4, 2017 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #7

    He’s a big fcuker ❗

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  • Thump

    Jul 4, 2017 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #8

    Hang on, a transfer saga that ends in somebody signing a contract at the club?

    What’s next, Alan Judge tips up for a medical?

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 4, 2017 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #9

    Anybody know anything about the safe standing areas that are due to be tried out over the next few seasons.
    I would imagine the Strawberry would have a good shout of where it would be at Nufc

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 4, 2017 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #10

    Jazzy

    There’s a mention of it in here mate

    https://www.nufc.co.uk/media/30796/fans-forum-minutes-290617.pdf

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 4, 2017 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #11

    Shirebrook
    Morning and thanks bud

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 4, 2017 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #12

    Jazzy

    Morning pal. Finally a breakthrough. Don’t know much about him but if Rafas been watching since his days at Villarreal then he must see summat in the lad so that’s good enough for me.

    Hopefully more follow now

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  • lochinvar

    Jul 4, 2017 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #13

    Good start so welcome Florian.
    Adding Bakambu would signal serious intent to bring in some powerful players.

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 4, 2017 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #14

    Shirebrook

    Did ya get your ST confirmation.
    What seat no did you get?

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  • swemag

    Jul 4, 2017 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #15

    Rafa calm control. Staying positive. Good price as well. Now some midfielders please.

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  • Salmon T

    Jul 4, 2017 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #16

    Kamil Grosciki looks decent in euro 2016 but haven’t seen him club wise.Not sure if he is a great signing but Soccer sauce reckons he will be next through the door.

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 4, 2017 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #17

    Jazzy
    No confirmation yet mate. Just said they have hundreds of applications to process and have to bear with.

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  • toontaff2

    Jul 4, 2017 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #18

    Shirebrook, if you look on the fans’ forum minutes, you’ll see Mr Tickle is in charge of the tickets.

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  • Jib - Jazzy's mardy bitch

    Jul 4, 2017 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #19
  • toontaff2

    Jul 4, 2017 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #20

    Looks like they had to go to Jacamo for his kit.

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  • MrMojoRisin76

    Jul 4, 2017 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #21

    “Florian Lejeune,he heads the ball awaaaaaaaay”
    “Florian Lejeune,he boots the ball right out of play”

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 4, 2017 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #22

    Shirebrook

    Are you going Bradford game

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  • nufc 11

    Jul 4, 2017 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #23

    It’s a risk no pl experience you need to hit the ground running in this league, really like the look of groscki very industrious type of player that loves crossing the ball we sure need him.

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  • Jib - Jazzy's mardy bitch

    Jul 4, 2017 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #24

    Salmon T
    I think the Pole may already be a done deal
    He’s saying below that he already started training the last week of his hols
    In the private banter below he is clearly talking with his pals about the Toon

    https://twitter.com/GrosickiKamil/status/881955257491652609

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  • Jib - Jazzy's mardy bitch

    Jul 4, 2017 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #25

    Curtis Good is going to join former Toon captain Kevin Nolan at Notts County
    Good luck to him
    It never quite worked out for him with us
    Not for the want of trying
    He also got to Wembley with Bradford (on loan)
    So he has some good memories
    He’s still only 24 so you never know

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