Newcastle United should not even consider accepting £13m for Florian Lejeune

Newcastle defender Florian Lejeune in action during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur at St. James Park on August 13, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne,...

Newcastle United defender Florian Lejeune has been linked with a move to Sevilla.

Newcastle defender Florian Lejeune in action during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur at St. James Park on August 13, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne,...

According to a report in the Daily Mirror, Newcastle United defender Florian Lejeune is wanted by Sevilla.

The Spanish club are said to be interested in signing Lejeune for £13 million, which simply isn’t an offer that Newcastle should even consider.

The French defender has formed a great partnership with Jamaal Lascelles this season, and selling either of the pair is surely not on Rafael Benitez’s to-do list this summer.

Newcastle player Florian Lejeune in action during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Arsenal at St. James Park on April 15, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Lejeune is worth far more than £13 million in the modern market, so Newcastle should have no problems with rejecting the offer.

Benitez may have to raise funds to increase his budget for the summer, but selling Lejeune would be very ill-advised.

Newcastle defender Florian Lejeune in action  during the Premier League match between Burnley and Newcastle United at Turf Moor on October 30, 2017 in Burnley, England.

The centre-back looks set to become even stronger next season, after gaining a year’s worth of experience of playing in England.

And with Lascelles and Lejeune at the back, Newcastle have a very solid foundation to build their team around for the years ahead.

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