Some Newcastle United fans on Twitter have been calling for Florian Lejuene to be brought back into the fold at St James’ Park.
The French defender is something of an outcast at the club, having been sent out on loan for the season.
However, his good performances in La Liga have led to fans clamouring for him to be brought back into the squad.
Some fans didn’t want to see him loaned out in the first place, with supporters calling for him to get back in the team before his loan move was finalised, and now he’s proving that those calls were right.
The Newcastle Chronicle wrote an article detailing just how well he has played this season, but you don’t have to look much further than his stats to see how impressive he has been.
He’s averaging 2.3 interceptions and 1.4 tackles per game over in La Liga, and with numbers like that he could be a real asset for Steve Bruce’s side.
Whether or not Lejuene is given another shot at Newcastle remains to be seen, he may not feature this season unless the Magpies choose to recall him from his loan in January, but upon his return next season, Steve Bruce will have a decision to make.
— Neil Armstrong (@NeilArm29567205) November 24, 2020
Yep he’s needed now more than ever shame they farmed him out
— Chris (@chrisbrason) November 24, 2020
Based on his preseason form in particular against Boro when he was waltzed past at walking pace he had to go and rebuild his fitness elsewhere. If there was a possibility to recall in Jan I would look at that.
— Kevin Nichol (@Kevin_Nichol) November 24, 2020
He’s probably our best defender. Can’t understand why we let him go in the first place 🤷🏼♂
— Tony (@tonytiger1111) November 24, 2020
Easy our best defender. Should recall him and send them over lascelles, Clark, Fernandez, Krafth and manquillo
— Ruairi Rylands (@RuairiRylands) November 24, 2020
It was a shortsighted decision to let our best defender leave in the first place.
— Mark (@Mark74NUFC) November 25, 2020
— craig davis (@davismagpie) November 24, 2020