Newcastle fans lavish praise on Florian Lejeune

Newcastle United defender Florian Lejeune missed the first half of the 2018-19 season with a serious knee injury that he picked up last July.

Initially it had been feared that the 27-year-old would miss the whole campaign.

However, he returned for Newcastle’s 2-1 defeat to Chelsea last month and has since not missed a single minute of league football.

The centre-back has been key in helping the Magpies lose just one of their last five in the top flight, recording three wins in the process.

According to WhoScored, Lejeune had a pass success rate of 89% against Huddersfield Town at the weekend, whilst he had three shots and won five headers.

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It would be fair to say that the Newcastle fans were pleased with his performance in the 2-0 win.

And a number have taken to social media to lavish praise on the 2017 arrival from Eibar – a selection of which can be seen below: