Florian Lejeune: Newcastle United sign ex-Manchester City defender

Florian Lejeune
Florian Lejeune played 34 games for Eibar in La Liga last season

Newcastle United have signed defender Florian Lejeune from Eibar on a five-year deal for a reported £8.7m.

The 26-year-old, who joined Manchester City in 2015 but did not play a game, is the Magpies' second summer signing after winger Christian Atsu.

Former France youth international Lejeune has also had spells at Girona and Villarreal.

"When you have a manager like Rafa Benitez who wants you, you are very happy to come," he said.

Benitez added: "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."

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