Florian Lejeune & Ayoze Perez set for ‘transfer talks’ as club director jets to Tyneside – Report

According to Spanish outlet Estadio Deportivo, Sevilla’s sporting director Monchi is flying to England in a bid to hold ‘transfer talks’ with Newcastle duo Florian Lejeune and Ayoze Perez.

It’s best to take this one with a pinch of salt (especially when Lejeune is currently out recovering from ACL surgery), however Sevilla’s interest in BOTH has been reported in the past – not forgetting the fact we’ll find it tougher to keep our star players should Rafa Benitez walk.

The local Seville sports newspaper claims that Monchi’s trip to Tyneside is ‘primarily’ to pursue a deal for Lejeune – a player the La Liga side have tried to sign over the past TWO summer transfer windows according to this report.

Talks with Ayoze Perez are also ‘on the agenda’ according to Estadio Deportivo, but they claim our alleged asking price of €30m (£27m) may make things difficult for the Spaniards.

Sevilla’s sporting director has a track record of picking up players at very reasonable prices, however he would do VERY well to get both Perez and Lejeune on the cheap – even if the latter is 28.

Mike Ashley might be a willing seller when it comes to letting our assets leave, but he doesn’t often let them go on the cheap – not that this means much given his reluctance to reinvest.

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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.

2 thoughts on “Florian Lejeune & Ayoze Perez set for ‘transfer talks’ as club director jets to Tyneside – Report

  1. Didn’t we have a new left back jetting in last month and Perez jetting off too spur and Rondon jetting back too newcastle along with Mourinho jetting in as manager. Does this fella know he is jetting in? According to another story Sevilla cannot afford Perez. Have a day off.

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  2. I will always have a soft spot in my heart for NUFC, but after over a decade of Ashley, when Benitez leaves, there will be nothing but a few memories and a feeling of gentle sadness.
    I hope all the players put in transfer requests and leave, too. Like Rafa, they deserve to have satisfying and fulfilling careers.
    And, that people living in the Town realise that NUFC isn’t going anywhere. They can still turn up to the odd game, but that this is a chance to re-evaluate what they spend their time and money on, a chance to put FA into perspective with the other wonders of the world. If Ashley can’t deliver, then walk, …watch on YOUR terms, if there is anything worth watching. Ashley will not last long if he gets the club relegated again and they don’t bounce back up. He won’t last a second season outside the top flight.
    And if NUFC get the chance to be sold and reborn without Ashley, then…

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