Newcastle Linked With 6’4″ Bordeaux International Defender

News today in the Daily Express that Newcastle may be interested in Senegal International Ludovic Sané.

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Ludovic Sané – 26 year-old defensive midfielder or central defender

Ludovic has been at Bordeaux since 2009, and Newcastle’s Yoan Gouffran will know him from his time at the French club.

Sané usually plays in defensive midfield, but the 6’4″ player can also play in central defense, and it seems a number of clubs are interested in him, including
West Ham, Southampton, Everton and Wigan – as well as Newcastle.

The 26 year-old Bordeaux man wants to play in the Premier League, but his French club are not too keen to let him go.

This is what Sane has told reporters:

“I am very proud of my season but I have read that there is interest from English clubs in me and that can only be good news.” “Every physical and powerful player wants to play in the Premier League.”

“Every physical and powerful player wants to play in the Premier League and I am no different.” “There is nothing concrete at the moment and my club Bordeaux have been great to me and have given me an opportunity.”

Sané joined Bordeaux from US Lormont, and he was born in Villeneuve-sur-Lot in southwestern France, and began his football career playing for the local club US Lormont, which is on the outskirts of Bordeaux.

He has a contract at Bordeaux that runs out next year, so presumably he could move in the summer for a reasonable price, which is maybe why Newcastle are interested.

He’s played 84 times for Bordeaux and scored four goals, and he has 8 caps for Senegal after receiving his first cap back in 2010.

And if Newcastle are really interested in this player, we must have a great chance – given the number of French speaking players we have on Tyneside – plus his former team-mate Yoan Gouffran.

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