£8.7 million release clause revealed for defender “watched closely” by Spurs and...

£8.7 million release clause revealed for defender “watched closely” by Spurs and Arsenal

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MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 19: Yannick Carrasco (L) of Atletico de Madrid competes for the ball with Florian Lejeune (R) of SD Eibar during the Copa del Rey quarter-final match between Club Atletico de Madrid and SD Eibar at Estadio Vicente Calderon on January 19, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

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Newcastle United are preparing a bid for defender Florian Lejeune, who has been “closely watched” by Tottenham and Arsenal, according to The Northern Echo.

Lejeune was signed by Manchester City but immediately loaned back to his previous club Girona in the summer of 2015. He moved to his current club Eibar the following summer.

The Echo’s story claims the 26-year-old has a release clause of £8.7 million and that Newcastle are set to make a move in the coming transfer window.

But Spurs have apparently watched Lejeune closely and could also put in a bid.

You can watch the Frenchman score a cracking header for Girona below.

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