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Newcastle Set To Announce 20-Year-Old French Defender


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.

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.

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.


27 comments so far

  • ronaldo aarons

    Aug 6, 2019 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #1

    Hail Ronaldo!

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  • geordietom

    Aug 6, 2019 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #2

    sloppy second…

    1
  • one fine day

    Aug 6, 2019 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #3

    Geordie Tom
    Hard to see in that article why they’d loan Austin if he is in the last year of his contract .surely they be wanting to do a permanent deal .
    Preferred you lalana suggestion if he was available .
    Hypothetical but I think Calvert Lewin from Everton would be a good fit for us

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Aug 6, 2019 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #4

    So if Murphy is on way out on loan then that should free up a squad place in the team for another player.

    Is it a new incoming player? Is it for saivet? Or Wor Jack?

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  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Aug 6, 2019 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #5

    We’ll be talking about Austin as player manager in 5 years.

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  • hibbit

    Aug 6, 2019 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #6

    Bleach ?????:D

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  • hibbit

    Aug 6, 2019 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #7

    😀

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Aug 6, 2019 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #8

    So yeah, seems Wilson is on his way to Bournemouth now. Loan deal. Don’t know how strong our interest in him was like but it will be something worth keeping an eye to see how he progresses there.

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  • geordietom

    Aug 6, 2019 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #9

    chancel …

    Calvert Lewin good pick mate …

    Austin had a few injuries so we should stay clear of him …

    Lallana would have him at wor club good tidy player…

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  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Aug 6, 2019 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #10

    All we are saaaaayinnnng
    Is Give Steve a chance…

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  • geordietom

    Aug 6, 2019 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #11

    wonder if I’ll see Wayne Rooney walking around the INTU …

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  • G

    Aug 6, 2019 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #12

    You in Derbyshire Tom?

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  • geordietom

    Aug 6, 2019 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #13

    G …

    derby mate …

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  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Aug 6, 2019 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #14

    Theres a huge amount of tickets still unsold for Sunday, even if only 10% of season ticket holders boycott you will see it.

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  • geordietom

    Aug 6, 2019 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #15

    G…

    where are you ?…

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  • G

    Aug 6, 2019 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #16

    Cracking town, I used to work down the road in Loughborough and spent a lot of time in Derby at the weekends.

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  • G

    Aug 6, 2019 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #17

    I live back in the Toon mate. Albeit, just outside of the Toon these days, near Cramlington.

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  • geordietom

    Aug 6, 2019 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #18

    OP …

    Fat Ash will be selling those tickets through the turnstiles mate , just to make the numbers up for Sly Sports …

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  • one fine day

    Aug 6, 2019 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #19

    Geordie Tom
    Think your getting me confused with chancel ?

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  • geordietom

    Aug 6, 2019 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #20

    G… how long since you went back ?…

    what pubs did you drink in derby ? …

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  • geordietom

    Aug 6, 2019 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #21

    OFD …
    sorry mate hard this multi tasking …

    😀

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  • theartfuldodger

    Aug 6, 2019 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #22

    Pretty much the same story everytime. As soon as MA thinks the squad is “good enough” to survive, we dont bother trying to improve the squad.

    Netspend is at 25m!

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  • #BleachTheLeech

    Aug 6, 2019 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #23

    Hibbit

    Get my email off Ed/Neil please

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Aug 6, 2019 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #24

    Final pre season for u23’s just kicked off.

    Newcastle United FC
    @NUFC
    #NUFC Under-23 team to face ?
    @BarnsleyFC
    ?: Turner, Barrett, Walters, McEntee, Cass, Watts, Sangare, Bailey, Sørensen, Allan, Young.

    Substitutes: Swailes, Langley, Scott, Charman, Longelo.

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  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Aug 6, 2019 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #25

    Well slap my thigh and call me Shirley.

    Apparently the Chronicle are running with the boycott all week.

    Maximum effort lads, no surrender.

    #BoycottAshley #boycotarsenal

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  • Moonraker15

    Aug 6, 2019 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #26

    I suspect Rafa is smiling knowingly looking at our spending this window!
    Gone are Perez, Rondon, Diame! In are Joelinton, Maximin and an overweight right back loan signing.
    Result predictable a run on season tickets and I can’t lie I’m quite excited about the new boys but there’s NO way we’re stronger than last year and of course we’ve lost our biggest asset – Rafa!
    It’s not looking great to be honest; having an idiot for a ceo doesn’t help!

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  • conily

    Aug 6, 2019 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #27

    one fine day, in response to the previous, yeah, in this day and age where everyone wants the ball and everyone is much happier with the ball at their feet, i would suggest rafa is anti football. Ask anyone who plays the game at any level, from sunday league right up, no one wants to be defending, nobody wants to run around chasing for 90 minutes, everyone of them want to play with the ball at their feet.

    When pardew was in charge i remember there was talk of us having 4 defensive training session per offensive one and there was a lot of people slating that at the time. Think now about rafas training sessions, can you imagine the ratio being much different? Just because he has a great footballing CV, and has won some of the best trophies available, doesn’t mean he is above criticism.

    Watching Newcastle in the past few years has often been slightly more entertaining then watching paint dry, so yes, i am looking forward to a few hammerings both ways around, it will be nice to see some goalmouth action for a change.

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