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Newcastle confirm signing of La Liga defender on five-year deal

Goal.com logo Goal.com 04-07-2017
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Newcastle United have confirmed the signing of former Manchester City defender Florian Lejeune from Eibar.

The 26-year-old has signed a five-year-deal with the newly-promoted club, keeping him at the club until the summer of 2022.

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Lejeune, previously of Villarreal and Girona, starred for France Under-20s and earned a move to the Etihad in 2015 before returning to Spain on loan.

He said of the deal: "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.”

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