Newcastle United takeover & transfer news: Magpies sign defender, Lejeune drops selection hint plus Shelvey contract latest

Newcastle United have completed the signing of former defender Stefan O’Connor.

Tuesday, 5th November 2019, 7:21 pm
Updated Tuesday, 5th November 2019, 7:38 pm
MUNICH, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 04: Stefan O'Connor of Arsenal takes on Fabian Benko of Bayern looks on during the match between Bayern Munich U19 and Arsenal U19 at Grunwalder Stadion on November 4, 2015 in Munich, Bavaria. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

The ex-Arsenal man was a free agent having been released by United in the summer.

But having failed to find a club, the Magpies have given the player a second chance as he recovers from injury. The central defender pens a ‘short-term’ deal.

Meanwhile, Newcastle United defender Florian Lejeune has hinted he will be BACK in Steve Bruce’s Premier League squad THIS weekend.

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Elsewhere, Newcastle are reportedly set to hand one of their first-team midfielders a new deal – and it’s not who you might think.

And finally, what odds are Newcastle United to be relegated after their recent upturn in fortunes?