Newcastle have reportedly signed French defender Ludwig Francillette for Neil Redfearn’s U23 side. This is what is being reported by Lee Ryder in the Chronicle.
#nufc U23s close to announcing the signing of Ludwig Francillette. A French-born 20-year-old defender.
— Lee Ryder (@lee_ryder) August 6, 2019
The 20-year-old central defender was spotted yesterday talking photos while holding up the shirt at St James Park. Mark Douglas has also done a report on the new signing in which he confirms it was Francillette in the photos.
NUFC set to announce under-23 signings – as they continue work on a right-back.
With clarification on the 'signing pic' from last night:https://t.co/XlaHJLMnvH
— Mark Douglas (@MsiDouglas) August 6, 2019
Steve Bruce had mentioned to NUFC TV recently that the club was looking to bolster the U23s.
“We’ve put aside some money to bolster the under-23s. We’ve done two or three in that area and I don’t think we’re quite finished yet.”
Newcastle have already signed Kyle Scott and Jake Turner on free transfers this summer. They are also battling it out with Brighton over the transfer of 18-year-old Moussa Sissako from PSG. The young defender is said to be deciding on which club to join in next day or so.
Ludwig Francillette is a central defender who reportedly had an unsuccessful trial at Scottish club St Mirren last month. We would expect him to be announced today as he has already had his photos taken.