Finally Newcastle United have signed another player this summer. The player Florian Lejeune completed his move from La Liga side Eibar to Tyneside for £8.7 million to become the second signing of Coach Rafa Benitez ahead of their return to the English top flight. The Magpies offered the player a five year deal to make him comfortable at St James Park. The 26-year old defender made many clearances in Spain and had been named the best defender in the Segunda Division a year earlier. The Frenchman used to play for Girona before his move the Spanish top flight where he is revered for stopping the opponents and clearing the ball to safety. Arsenal reportedly scouted him as they sought for a defensive option. Newcastle United can rarely strike a bargain in the player if he can replicate his Spanish success in England particularly in a time where the club needs it the most. More top strikers are joining the league and are getting more creative with the ball so Lejeune had his work pretty cut out.
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Former Newcastle defender FabricioColoccini has written a letter to the Newcastle fans where he has thanked them for their welcome at the club. He said that the fans have shown him love and warmth when he was far from his family and that he will never be able to thank them for what they have done. FabricioColoccini has left Newcastle after 8 years spent at the club and said that it was a hard decision to make. The player who still has some years on his contract has ended his deal with the club with mutual consent in order to play with his hometown club, San Lorenzo. He said that the primary reason why he left the club was that he wanted to be close to his children. He stated that his children have left him and return to Argentina while they were still kid and that they need their father at this time. He said that he is also exhausted with the pressure of top-level football and he does not think he can sustain it any longer. He said that he had tried so hard to win a trophy with Newcastle United, but unfortunately, they could not achieve it.
Fabricio Coloccini states how Newcastle would have fared better if Rafa had been brought in earlier. Newcastle United is headed by Fabricio Coloccini and he has much to lament about as the last season did not go well for the team. With Rafa Benitez being brought in now, he is hopeful that there would be positive changes seen. Fabricio believes that the Magpies would be done better if the Spaniard had come on their team a few months before. Benitez joined the team when there were only ten games remaining of the present season. The Magpies have already languished in terms of their scores and performance by then. Steve McClaren had been part of the 28 matches of the previous season for this team.
Captain Fabricio Coloccini says he wished that The Magpies employed the services of the former Liverpool tactician much earlier. He admits that the coach ran out of time to help salvage the club from relegation form top flight football. Benitez was only brought in with 10 games of the season remaining and with the Magpies already languishing in the Premier League’s bottom three after predecessor Steve McClaren was given the first 28 matches of the campaign. It took a few weeks for the ex-Liverpool boss’ alterations to pay dividends but, despite United’s relegation having been confirmed on Wednesday night after Sunderland defeated Everton, Newcastle are unbeaten in their last five outings. Newcastle captain Coloccini insists Benitez has changed things at the club in “the right way” - but has simply run out of time. When asked about the impact Benitez has made in just two short months, the 34-year-old Argentine replied saying: “We changed a lot of things. We changed the right way. “Maybe it was too late, and that’s why we are in this position.” The goalless draw at already-relegated Aston Villa last weekend stretched Newcastle’s winless run on the road to 11 league games, and all-but condemned United. Coloccini, who has not made an appearance since mid-February due to injury, is at a loss to explain why United are so bad away from home. He said: “It’s not one thing - it’s a lot of things. “Maybe I’m not the right person to speak about that. “I know I’m the captain, but I think it’s more [for] the club to speak about those things.
Ayoze Perez has been one of the surprise packages in the Premier League this season. The 21-year-old was expected to take a while before he established himself in the Newcastle United first-team. However, injuries have forced the club to use the youngster on a regular basis. He has more than been impressive after having scored five goals in just 13 starts this campaign. This has led to defender Fabricio Coloccini praising the youngster by saying that he has done well to lead the line in the absence of PapissCisse. Newcastle are going through a turmoil yet again after the departure of Alan Pardew. The club’s failure to win its last four matches in all competitions is threatening to disrupt any hopes of a top-10 finish. This appeared more than possible after Newcastle went on a run of several victories which included three points against the likes of Chelsea.
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