Lejeune has joined Spanish outfit Alaves, the same side who he was on loan with last campaign, where he managed to played 34 times – the first time he’s played that many games since he joined the Magpies.
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The Frenchman was unfortunate with the amount and the severity of injuries he picked up during his time on Tyneside, which saw him spend lengthy periods of time on the sidelines.
What have these Newcastle fans had to say?
“Typical NUFC Sell our best CB just for a last-chance payday Goodbye & good luck @lejeune_florian”
“Absolutely idiotic club. Please don’t dare complain about injuries when the players start dropping like flies in January as usual.”
“Joke of a decision.”
“This might be the worst day of my life”
“Our best defender shipped out. Well done Ashley, well done Bruce. Clueless”
“Madness. Our best CB”
“Another absurd decision to add to this list under the Mike Ashley era!”
“Good luck Florian, terrible decision by Bruce and club to let him go, classy defender”
“Really struggling to see the logic in this one. He’s one of our best central defenders? #NUFC“
Lejeune only ever managed to score two goals during his time at Newcastle, but they are likely to live long in the memory of fans, as he netted a brace in added time to earn a point against Everton during the 2019/20 season.
The fee is claimed to be undisclosed, which means it remains to be seen what Steve Bruce’s budget will now look like following Lejeune’s departure – but either way, fans seem far from impressed.