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Newcastle Linked With Skilled But Inconsistent French Attacker – Report



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.

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182 comments so far

  • Tom

    Jan 14, 2022 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #81

    anyway im away to watch some tele stay safe lads and lasses take care …

    3
  • Wor B

    Jan 14, 2022 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #82

    Hmm,

    Lizard people in stockings.

    Anyone got the bottle to google that one?

    😳

    4
  • Mund

    Jan 14, 2022 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #83

    Newcastle United FC
    @NUFC
    ·
    8m
    JAY TURNER-COOKE SENDS US IN FRONT

    2
  • Romford mag

    Jan 14, 2022 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #84

    Laters tom 🙂

    1
  • Tom

    Jan 14, 2022 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #85

    later rom mate look after your lass , tell her from us we are asking after will you …

    2
  • Romford mag

    Jan 14, 2022 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #86

    Wor

    Be warned mate , it can’t be unseen ! 🙂

    2
  • Romford mag

    Jan 14, 2022 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #87

    Tom

    Thanks , Will do mate :thumbsupemoji:

    0
  • the crown princes nashers

    Jan 14, 2022 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #89

    the more I hear abawho the more id like to wring the f%^%&ers neck, why is it they can only insult our club from miles away, why dont they come up to newcastle and say all this to our faces the likes of abawhowashite and gobshite white and simonarsewipe jordan, I forgot ladies and gents there yellow faced back stabbing b£$£%rds of the highest order arent they, lets hope one day they bump into a few newcastle fans

    5
  • Darnik

    Jan 14, 2022 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #90

    Tds
    Fair play and now we’ll leave it at that

    2
  • Darnik

    Jan 14, 2022 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #91

    Tpcn
    He was a shit player and now he’s a shit pundit

    3
  • the crown princes nashers

    Jan 14, 2022 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #92

    romford mag

    that picture looks the spit of agonwhowashite face 🙂

    2
  • Scythe

    Jan 14, 2022 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #93

    TCPN

    They say what they say because it puts their names into people’s heads. To get attention. That’s what most people who post regularly online seek, isn’t it?

    I’m still laughing at that video of Neville talking about Gabby having only touched the ball eight times in the first half of a game and two of them were kick-offs. Priceless.

    8
  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 14, 2022 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #94

    the crown princes nasher – Haha! They only do it for hits and clicks I’m telling you! They have nothing to offer in terms of punditry or journalism so they latch onto the latest hot topic (now it’s us), come up with something controversial and then just keep doubling down and repeating it, relying on our fans to comment on it, share it etc. and get into online battles with other fans who find it funny.

    They’re con artists! Just in it for themselves. I bet they don’t even believe in 90% of what they say about us.

    4
  • bettyswallocks

    Jan 14, 2022 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #95

    Tom Cavallo has been under the spotlight recently as the latest footballer to openly come out as gay.
    He has reportedly stated that he was extremely happy with his decision and his cheeks were still hurting from all the smiling.

    I think its probably best to leave that one there.

    5
  • DubaiMicky

    Jan 14, 2022 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #96

    Mund, am trying to find the link to the user control panel that allows me to do that.

    No idea.

    0
  • the crown princes nashers

    Jan 14, 2022 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #97

    Scythe

    aye he was absolute crap, shows how low the bottom of the barrel is for talkshite to go to get so called pundits, yes they love the attention wonder if they would like to come to attention all I can say is they dont get any attention at home poor buggers 🙂

    1
  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 14, 2022 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #99

    bettyswallocks – If finding that “joke” unfunny makes me a snowflake, then freeze me and paint me the colours of the rainbow…

    7
  • Mund

    Jan 14, 2022 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #100

    Micky

    It only works on pc or laptop to get into profile mate. I can’t do it on my iPhone anymore.

    0
  • ITUNDERASHELL

    Jan 14, 2022 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #101

    Cannot see Manure letting DVDB go to Arse nal as both fighting for a spot in the junior European Cup next year. Manure may see the toon as a better dump.

    https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2022/01/14/report-arsenal-want-35m-premier-league-player-but-hes-been-offered-to-newcastle/

    1
  • lesh

    Jan 14, 2022 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #102

    Tom

    Aye, visits home are always ‘different’ but it seems you coped well – even managing to scoff two or three salary dips! I love ’em with peas pudding but always has to strip the skin off the sausage. Must say, I could manage one now! Yum.

    To answer your question, I do refer to News Now as, like you, I’m interested in what’s going and yes, updates and new speculations always interesting.

    But, and probably like you, I’ve things going on my life and things to do that make sitting over a computer, all day every day looking for something to post on here, impossible. Not that I’d ever want to do that – there’s more to life.

    Anyway, glad you survived your visit and hope that you and Mrs Tom stay safe and remain happy.

    3
  • DubaiMicky

    Jan 14, 2022 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #103

    Sorted, thanks Mund.

    1
  • geordie157

    Jan 14, 2022 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #104

    Manquillo being suspended is a bit annoying, don’t want Ritchie playing there.

    Was thinking Kraft right back, Trippier left back but lose Trippiers effectiveness then.

    Decision….. start Dummett.

    Dubravka
    Trippier, Schar, Lascelles, Dummett
    S. Longstaff, Shelvey, Joelinton
    Murphy, Wood, Saint-Maximin

    Murphy gets the nod over Almiron and Fraser

    Back 4 looking a bit better. Hoping Dubravka pays well for a change too.

    2
  • Darnik

    Jan 14, 2022 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #105

    Peas pudding now that’s a proper northern delicacy not too many of our southern friends have ever tried it but I love it with a nice bit of ham

    5
  • Darnik

    Jan 14, 2022 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #107

    Geordie157
    I like that team Murphy is playing better than Fraser in my personal opinion

    1
  • WLtoon

    Jan 14, 2022 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #108

    Savaloy dip with peas pud, stuffing and mustard. Southerners don`t know what they are missing.

    4
  • Wor B

    Jan 14, 2022 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #109

    Jellied eels anyone?

    1
  • Mund

    Jan 14, 2022 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #110

    I wonder if Wor flags are doing a Joelinton tribute this week

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FJFCghHXwAE00P6?format=jpg&name=large

    0
  • bettyswallocks

    Jan 14, 2022 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #111

    TDS……… What joke?…

    1
  • Wor B

    Jan 14, 2022 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #112

    Mund

    There’s a Brazilian joke there, but I ain’t going anywhere near it.

    3
  • Mund

    Jan 14, 2022 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #113

    Micky

    One of my faves that but I was referring to the lady in the stockings 😳 😆

    0
  • Mund

    Jan 14, 2022 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #114

    Wor

    Where’s Regan when you need him eh 😉

    2
  • ottawageordie2

    Jan 14, 2022 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #115

    All Bookclub Members.

    Just finished NEVER by Ken Follet good till the last drop!

    1
  • ITUNDERASHELL

    Jan 14, 2022 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #116

    DubaiMicky

    Jan 14, 2022 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #103
    Sorted, thanks Mund.

    Listened to you with Steve Wraith earlier mate, can you let people on here know if you get any more info on the toon visiting Riyadh.

    0
  • JohnJ

    Jan 14, 2022 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #117

    Talking about Peter Crouch (Previous Thread) my fore fathers were Blacksmiths at Chillingham Castle (near Wooler) and one of them was 7 foot 2 inches.

    When his son lost him at Wooler fair he just stood on a barrel and had a good look round – it didn’t take long to find him!

    I’ve not been posting much as I have a horrific issue with my neck locking up – My GP prescribed Vallium and I have to say I feel like a fishing coble let loose in an angry sea – Boo Hoo……

    4
  • Scythe

    Jan 14, 2022 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #118

    FFS stop talking about Dicksons saveloys! They’re my Kryptonite. When I get over there in June it’s all I’m going to eat. Well, that and some Greggs. But mostly saveloy dips 🙂

    1
  • Mund

    Jan 14, 2022 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #119

    NUFC Gallowgate
    @NUFC_Gallowgate
    Newcastle United are ‘almost certainly’ interested in a loan deal for Dele Alli #NUFC [Lee Ryder]

    2
  • Darnik

    Jan 14, 2022 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #120

    Jellied eals I think I’ll pass they’ll eat owt down there and they call us northern monkeys ffs

    2


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