Football

Newcastle get French defender

French centre back Florian Lejeune has joined Newcastle United on a five-year deal from Spanish club Eibar, the EPL side announced yesterday.

The 26-year-old is the second off-season signing for the newly promoted side after midfielder Christian Atsu joined them on a four-year deal from Chelsea in May.

"I'm very happy to have signed. Newcastle United is a big club, and I'm very happy to be here," Lejeune said on Newcastle's website.

The former France Under-20 international reportedly cost £8.7 million (S$15.5m). - REUTERS

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