Newcastle's Florian Lejeune signs La Liga loan deal

Florian Lejeune (right) celebrates scoring his stoppage time goal against Everton in January, 2020. Credit: PA Images

Newcastle United defender Florian Lejeune has signed a loan deal with the Spainish La Liga side Deportivo Alavés for the 2020/21 season.

Lejeune made 44 appearances for the Magpies. He joined from the Spanish team SD Eibar 2017.

The French defender will join former Magpies teamate Joselu, who arrived at Alavés last summer.

Lejeune scored two goals for the club, both during injury time against Everton in January, earning Newcastle a 2-2 draw.

  • In a statement, Newcastle United said:

Newcastle United defender Florian Lejeune has completed a loan move to Spanish La Liga side Deportivo Alavés for the duration of the 2020/21 season. Lejeune will be reunited with former Magpies teammate Joselu, who arrived at the Mendizorrotza Stadium last summer, as well as manager Pablo Machín, who coached him during his time at Girona during the 2014/15 season.

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