Florian Lejeune joins Alaves on permanent Newcastle contract

French defender Florian Lejeune has joined Alaves on a permanent contract with Newcastle, the Premier League club have confirmed.

The 30-year-old returns to the Spanish squad after a successful one-season loan last season.

Lejeune joined Newcastle on a £ 8.7million deal with Eibar in 2017 but was hampered by two serious knee injuries during his time at the club.

He has made 46 appearances for the club in all competitions.

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