Newcastle have been linked with a move for Ludovic Blas of Nantes. This comes from a Daily Star exclusive by Jacques Talbot, who also writes for The Mirror and The Guardian among others.
According to Talbot, Newcastle have engaged in transfer talks for the 24-year-old Frenchman, though that may be jumping the gun a bit. Watford are also supposedly trying to bring the player in this month.
Blas is a versatile attacking threat from multiple areas of the pitch. He generally plays as either an inverted winger on the right or a second striker. This season he has been in decent form with 8 goals in his 20 appearances.
The former French U20 international joined Nantes in September of 2019. He has since made 87 appearances with an impressive 26 goals and 7 assists. Interestingly, he is represented by CAA Base, who also represent both Kieran Trippier and Chris Wood.
He previously played for Guingamp rising through their Academy to become their youngest player to appear and score in Ligue 1. He first made a name for himself in the U19 Euros in 2016 helping France to the title with 2 goals and 2 assists.
His performances as a youth prospect had him on the radar of Liverpool, AC Milan, and Lyon. Liverpool and AC Milan’s interest continued as recently as last year with Juventus also having an interest.
Blas is undoubtedly a talented player who can dazzle audiences with his skills. However, he runs hot and cold and has failed to fulfill his early promise as a potential full French international.
It remains to be seen if Newcastle are actually after Blas in this window. He is probably on head of recruitment Steve Nickson’s expansive list of players. However, whether he is a top target for January seems questionable.
182 comments so far
Jan 14, 2022 at 6:30 PMComment #1
Jan 14, 2022 at 6:30 PMComment #2
Oh yeah oh yeah lol
Jan 14, 2022 at 6:31 PMComment #3
Damn you darnik ! 😉
Jan 14, 2022 at 6:31 PMComment #4
TTB oh!! He was a bit touchy on the subject wasn’t he.
Jan 14, 2022 at 6:31 PMComment #5
I wonder if all this fresh botman talk is coz the player has piped up and stated he wants to leave….or just the press rehashing a failed newcastle signing for the hell of it
Jan 14, 2022 at 6:34 PMComment #6
I’d take a guess and say it’s the second of those two options… 🙂
Jan 14, 2022 at 6:34 PMComment #7
Seems the president of sevilla isn’t happy about questions about carlos neither….maybe the player is putting pressure on them to sell as well….of the players want the moves they may have to start applying pressure
Jan 14, 2022 at 6:35 PMComment #8
That would be my guess like
Jan 14, 2022 at 6:37 PMComment #9
It’s been well documented by sky that he really does want the move due to our persistence and high wage offer so fingers crossed
Jan 14, 2022 at 6:37 PMComment #10
Quiet today on transfers was expecting something today for some reason….ah well…. how’s confidence for the morra people?
Jan 14, 2022 at 6:37 PMComment #11
Jan 14, 2022 at 6:33 PM
Will Howe ask Fraser to play right wing back and play Trippier left wing back.
—–————–Dubs – – – – – – – – –
Fraser – – – – – – – – – – – – Trippier
——————-ASM – – – – – – – – – – ——————Wood – – – – – – – – –
Team for tomorrow perhaps.
Jan 14, 2022 at 6:38 PMComment #12
Probably next week now !
Jan 14, 2022 at 6:38 PMComment #13
Carltoon he was to say the least lol.
You going to the game tomorrow, wish I was.
Jan 14, 2022 at 6:39 PMComment #14
God I hope not I don’t want to see Clark anywhere near the first team ever again
Jan 14, 2022 at 6:40 PMComment #15
Romford is your avatar a selfie.
Jan 14, 2022 at 6:41 PMComment #16
Is shelvey available….or out for bookings?
Jan 14, 2022 at 6:41 PMComment #17
Taken while on holiday mate 😀
Jan 14, 2022 at 6:42 PMComment #18
Darnik needs must and all that. He should be putting in a mom performance to get himself a move.
Jan 14, 2022 at 6:42 PMComment #19
After a few shandies lol
Jan 14, 2022 at 6:43 PMComment #20
74% thinks we’re gonna win 😮
Jan 14, 2022 at 6:43 PMComment #21
I’ll take that mind
Jan 14, 2022 at 6:43 PMComment #22
Darnik – Oh…you were talking about me??? Don’t know if you’ve actually been reading my posts or just believing the narrative that some people are peddling, but I’ve made it clear several times that I accept that some others have a different opinion to me on a certain topic. Do you think those people have ever acknowledged that they accept others (not just me) might think differently to them? Have they f**k.
Jan 14, 2022 at 6:44 PMComment #23
Having said that he’ll have to play out of his skin to beat wor Joe to that accolade
Jan 14, 2022 at 6:45 PMComment #24
TTB@W ARMY – reckon most managers will be fed up when people are asking about potentially outgoing players rather than the upcoming match! Reading between the lines though, if he definitely wasn’t leaving I think he would have said so…
Jan 14, 2022 at 6:46 PMComment #25
Carltoon…….. Glad you’re finally coming round to my way of thinking. Lesh’s views have been outdated for several decades now.
Mund….. Cheers mate. I’ve been badly. Not had much energy for anything really. I’m on’t mend now though but.
Jan 14, 2022 at 6:46 PMComment #26
Romford thought you looked happy.
Jan 14, 2022 at 6:50 PMComment #27
I have been reading not just jumping in and a few of your to and fro’s reminded me of kv in the way you referred to proof being required, as I said I don’t want to argue with you I was merely requesting you reply slightly less aggressively and yes I appreciate you have received the same aggressive responses yourself but we all have opinions and all love the Toon, simply agree to disagree is all I’m Saying and enjoy the ride, we’ve suffered long enough now it’s time to dream and yes get carried away HWTL
Jan 14, 2022 at 6:50 PMComment #28
If it’s ok with the blog owners , it’s OK !
I had the same with YouTube links !
Some where moaning about them , so asked admin if it was ok for me to post them , and was told it was not a problem !
You don’t have to click the links , it’s your choice !
no one is forcing you too 🙂
Jan 14, 2022 at 6:50 PMComment #29
Darnik yeah needs to play out of his skin like you say, then Derby can have him for a million when Cashley takes over.
Jan 14, 2022 at 6:50 PMComment #30
TDS……….. Everyone has the right to an opinion and to voice it. Even you.
It would be a dull old world if we all agreed on everything or advocated restricting people’s right to opine. You’re not a communist too by any chance are you?..
Jan 14, 2022 at 6:52 PMComment #31
Jan 14, 2022 at 6:52 PMComment #32
I was under the impression that Dummett was fit but he will probs be on the bench again.
Getting him back would be like a new signing and the team would benefit from him enormously.
I think Dummett has been the most consistent defender on the books for years, never gets skinned by any player, always has a 7 or 8 out of ten game.
I don`t think i have ever heard any Toon fan slate Dummett for playing poorly, i have heard plenty give him a MOTM .
If Dummett had of been an ever present this season we would be at least 4 points better off
No way would he of made the mistakes that Clark and Lascelles have made which have cost us goals against, and points.
Jan 14, 2022 at 6:53 PMComment #33
I would love it love it if he did lol
Jan 14, 2022 at 6:53 PMComment #34
FFS. Arsenal applied to postpone the Spurs match now…
Jan 14, 2022 at 6:54 PMComment #35
I’d prefer to see ASM on the left and supplying chances for Wood to be honest. Though I don’t know who we’d have on the right to provide any balance. Probably has to be Fraser as Almiron has no end product.
Jan 14, 2022 at 6:54 PMComment #36
TDS you have a good point but there’s being huffy and there’s being huffy, to me he knows something, here’s hoping
Not another deJong
Jan 14, 2022 at 6:55 PMComment #37
“It’s a unique, delicate and very complex situation,” Howe said. “Newcastle does have a huge pull in many different ways but our league position isn’t one of them. Persuading top players to join a relegation fight is not an easy sell.”
Lose to Watford and it will become infinitely harder.
Jan 14, 2022 at 6:55 PMComment #38
To too two tutu 🙂
Jan 14, 2022 at 6:57 PMComment #39
Darnik – I’ve agreed to disagree numerous times on this blog. As for suggesting I be less aggressive, I might consider what you ask when you direct the same request to people who have insulted me today, told me to leave the blog, and other things. Double standards requesting me to be less aggressive when you don’t request they do the same. So, no.
Jan 14, 2022 at 6:57 PMComment #40
Think Hendrick will go back to Derby as well, be like when Cashley had a share in Rangers and 4 or 5 of our players went up there.