Newcastle United have announced the signing of 20-year-old defender Ludwig Francillette.
Newcastle United have completed the signing of young defender Ludwig Francillette.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) August 19, 2019
Francillette joins Kyle Scott and Jake Turner as new signings for the U23 squad. All three have joined as free agents.
This is what the young Frenchman had to say about signing for Newcastle:
“I’m very happy to be here. It’s an honour to sign with this club, because we know the story with French players playing for Newcastle, and the fans, and I’m very happy to sign.
“I hope everything will be good.
“It’s a Premier League, a big club in the Premier League, which is the best league. I have seen a lot of games – I like the club and I like the city too.
“The fans love the club, and the fervour. If I give 100 per cent, the fans will give 110 per cent. I enjoy the proximity of the fans to the club.
“I want to progress in training, work hard and focus now.”
We hope Ludwig can come to immediate assistance to Neil Redfearn’s U23 squad as they have not started the season off well at all. They have lost both of their first two games this season.
They next face Manchester United at home this Friday evening, and we hope the youngsters can give an improved performance.