Newcastle close to transfer breakthrough

Eibar defender Florian Lejeune is set for a return to England Garagarza.

Tuesday, 27th June 2017, 4:22 pm
Updated Tuesday, 18th July 2017, 7:58 am
Rafa Benitez

Lejeune is one of Newcastle United's top transfer targets.

And Eibar sporting director Fran Garagarza does not expect the former Manchester City defender to stay at the La Liga club.

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"Right now all the roads point to England," said Garagarza.

"The English are showing their interest, and we fear that it will not continue with us.”

Lejeune joined Eibar last summer. The 26-year-old signed a four-year deal at the club, which finished 10th last season.

Meanwhile, Newcastle have confirmed the departure of defender Lubomir Satka.

The 21-year-old has signed for FC DAC 1904.