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Detailed Playing Stats On Florian Lejeune vs Jamaal Lascelles

We’ve been sent some interesting facts put together in an infographics by web-site www.kickoff.co.uk with comparisons between Florian Lejeune and Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles and how his Spanish club Eibar performed with and without him last season.

The stats show that Florian Lejeune is a good player and certainly the news on him from Spain is that he can be a top player for Newcastle United and in today’s transfer window he’s not expensive at around £8.8M.

Florian was finally introduced at Newcastle earlier today and he’s the second player to sign on for us following Christian Atsu from Chelsea some weeks ago.

Florian Lejeune – seems like a very good player

According to Managing Director Lee Charnley there are more players to arrive at Newcastle soon.

The more the better as far as we are concerned – as long as they are good players.

Here’s the two infographics from Kickoff which are quite impressive for our new signing:

There’s going to some competition at center-back now between the three leading contenders – Jamaal Lascelles, Ciaran Clark and Florian Lejeune and Rafa Benitez may yet bring in another center-back this summer.

If that happens we would expect the 36 times capped DR Congo International Chancel Mbemba to leave Newcastle, although the 22 year-old has made it clear he wants to stay on Tyneside and fight for his place in the side and he’s already proved he can play well in the Premier League.

The acquisition of Florian Lejeune takes Newcastle’s gross spending to £15M and our net spending to around £4M so far this summer.

Christian Atsu£6.2MChelsea
Florian Lejeune£8.8MEibar
Jacob Murphy£10MNorwich
Javier Manquillo£4.5MAtletico Madrid
Mikel MerinoLoan - seasonBorussia Dortmund
Joselu£5.0MStoke City
Transfer Fees In£34.5M
Vurnon AnitaReleasedAston Villa
Sammy AmeobiReleasedBolton
Haris VuckicReleasedFC Twente
Lubo SatkaReleasedFC DAC 1904
Florian Thauvin£10.0MMarseille
Kevin Mbabu£1.0MYoung Boys
Matz SelsLoan - seasonAnderlecht
Yoan GouffranReleasedGoztepe
Adam ArmstrongLoan - seasonBolton
Lewis Gibson£1.0M initiallyEverton
Daryl Murphy£2.0MNottingham Forest
Ivan ToneyLoan - seasonWigan Athletic
Emmanuel Riviere£1.0MMetz
Siem de Jong£4.0MAjax
Grant Hanley£3.5MNorwich City
Tim KrulLoan - seasonBrighton
Achraf LazaarLoan - seasonBenevento
Transfer Fees Out£22.5M
Net Spend£12.0M

What do you think?

Comments welcome.


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10 comments so far

  • north east lincs toon

    Jul 4, 2017 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #1

    Clark out Lopez in rather lose Clark than mbemba 4 good cb then ,lacelles and mbemba have potential were is Clark could’nt cut it with villa in the prem

  • Salmon T

    Jul 4, 2017 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #2

    Looks like Jib will be on the money sooner or later ha ha.Can see myself chasing him down & demand some for my account 😀

  • kc2012

    Jul 4, 2017 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #3

    Huddersfield signed Tom Ince – They are building a very expensive average Championship side. Definately getting relegated early them lot.


    Jul 4, 2017 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #4

    Salmon T
    Did u sort ya ad problem out?

  • toontaff2

    Jul 4, 2017 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #5

    We need the signings at the rate of Ed’s buses!
    Burnley offloaded Boyd, wanted rid of Ashley Barnes. They have Vokes and Gray. Maybe keeping Gray?

  • Salmon T

    Jul 4, 2017 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #6

    Springy – cheers for recommendation fella.
    Much appreciate it.Will definitely try that.
    Have had same problems myself lately.
    .Not sure where it came from.
    Hopefully that will solve it. 🙂

  • santon3

    Jul 4, 2017 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #7

    Thiago Motta pleassseeee


    Jul 4, 2017 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #8

    Salmon T
    Whey can ani try it mate,works for me on android phone,but if u using laptop i use ad blocker,pop up blocker and ghostery stops al the crap

  • BeeGuy

    Jul 4, 2017 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #9

    Don’t count out Mbemba, Lascalles is the one who should be worried about his place. Clark a back-up.

  • voodoo85

    Jul 4, 2017 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #10

    “Lies, damned lies and statistics” – Mark Twain

    The comparison between the two is useless, Lascelles was playing for a team who were thought to be the best in the league whereas Lejeune was playing for Eibar who are a one of the weaker teams in La Liga (at least on paper with just a 7,000 capacity stadium and have spent most of their history outside the top flight)

    The with/without stats are a better representation of how effective he was for his team but hopefully he takes to English football well and becomes a top top defender for us, if so £8m will look like a steal when most signings this summer have been £15m+


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