VIDEO: Watch Florian Lejeune’s exquisite piece of play in NUFC’s pre-season win over Bradford

Florian Lejeune’s pre-season with Newcastle appears to be going from strength to strength this summer, with the 6ft 3′ defender showing his quality in Wednesday’s 4-0 win over Bradford with a sublime piece of play.

Bradford punted a long ball into the United half looking to spring a counter-attack, and Lejeune dealt with the danger in exquisite fashion, effortlessly bringing the ball under control followed by a nonchalant chip over the on-rushing attacker to find DeAndre Yedlin down the right:

If his pre-season performances are anything to go by, Lejeune not only looks a strong and sturdy defender but a very capable ball player too – a match made in heaven.

Many were underwhelmed when Newcastle signed the former Eibar centre-back for £8.7m earlier in the window, with several seeing the Frenchman as a relatively unknown quantity.

The early signs are very positive ones however, and long may it last.

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

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