This morning, Spanish newspaper Marca had a short story saying Newcastle are likely to make an attempt to sign the Eibar defender Florian Lejeune soon. The Magpies had already been interested in him in the past, and now would be back to try the purchase.

But the updates from Cadena Ser are pretty optimistic, at least for those who want the transfer. They claim that sooner or later, the move should be done.

It’s stated that Newcastle are getting ‘very serious’ for the defender this time, and Eibar already consider him lost due to the English club’s strength.

The Magpies have reportedly reached an agreement for the player to sign a five-year contract, and now the most obvious solution is to pay the €12m release clause, or €10m depending on which report one chooses to believe.

But Newcastle don’t want to pay the clause, because they don’t want to pay the transfer fee upfront and would rather see the money leave in several instalments.

The problem is that Eibar are unwilling to negotiate. Newcastle either pay the clause entirely or they’re not taking Lejeune. That’s their response.

Even so, Cadena Ser still think the move is happening.