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.
One of our readers Alex Wannop is completing in the GN 10K next Sunday and also the GN Run to collect funds for Tiny Lives, because the Trust provided lifesaving care for his son Isaac, when he was born by C-section and in some distress.
The Tiny Lives Trust funds the Special Care Baby Unit at the RVI where Alex’s son Isaac spent the first few weeks of his life.
Alex is appreciative of the work the great doctors and nurses did to save his son’s life and that’s why he’s raising money.
Please support this very worthwhile charity on Alex’s Just Giving page where there are pictures of his son Isaac – thanks.