Newcastle €10m deal for Lejeune?

Eibar are pessimistic over retaining highly-rated defender Florian Lejeune who has made ‘strong steps’ towards signing for Newcastle.

Various reports in Spain suggest the Magpies – newly promoted to England’s top flight – are closing in on a €10m deal for the 26-year-old defender which has seemingly been verified by Eibar sporting director Fran Garaganza.

“I’m not very optimistic, I see it difficult for Lejeune to stay,” Garagarza is quoted as saying by Marca.

“We are worried that Newcastle are taking very strong steps.”

The French defender, who previously enjoyed a stint at Villarreal joined the Basque club from Girona in 2016.

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