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Newcastle Linked With Midfielder Who’s Compared With Greats – Coutinho, Firmino, Salah, And Mane



The Star have an exclusive out today that both Newcastle United and tomorrow’s opponents Watford are in transfer talks to acquire Nantes Ligue 1 forward Ludovic Blas.

The 24-year-old joined Nantes from EA Guingamp in the summer of 2019 and since then the forward has played 87 games for Nantes with 26 goals and 7 assists.

He has also played for the France U20 side and he was part of France’s U19 European Championship squad back in 2016 when they won the European U19 Championship.

The report suggests that he has been labeled as talented as  Mohamed Salah, and other Liverpool greats, but if that’s true, why isn’t he in the current full French squad?

To be fair, he has been a star at Nantes over the last two seasons, with the player usually playing on the right wing, although he can also play in central midfield.

His five-year contract with Nantes runs out in June 2024, and he is now attracting interest, at least from Newcastle and our opponents tomorrow afternoon, Watford.

Former Liverpool midfielder Pedro Chirivella has said this about Blas in the French magazine So Foot

“When it comes to pure talent, I rate Ludovic Blas above all others.”

“I played with Coutinho, Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, I know what they are capable of.”

“And when I see what “Ludo” is doing in training or in games, he has nothing to envy them when it comes to talent.”

Our heads are starting to spin with all the transfer links to players we have seen this month, but it does show the Newcastle recruitment team and owners have done their homework.

And Newcastle seem determined to bring in two centers-backs, another striker, and also a central midfielder before the month is out.

Maybe Ludovic Blas will be the central midfielder?

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237 comments so far

  • NY Mag

    Jan 14, 2022 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #81

    Good stuff jail,

    It’s always nice when people meet up and have a good bit of Craic

    5
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 14, 2022 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #82

    simon376,
    Be great to think that but until we can offer CL football it’s not happening.

    0
  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Jan 14, 2022 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #83

    Laters Bambans stay safe mate. Hopefully see more of you on here again 😉

    0
  • lesh

    Jan 14, 2022 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #84

    Jail

    Glad you all gad a good night. Let’s hope that the Magic and his mate don’t suffer the effects of Tyneside’s water!

    Where’d you eat, Ocean Road?

    1
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 14, 2022 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #85

    lesh,
    Aye, Madras 😳

    1
  • lesh

    Jan 14, 2022 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #86

    Let’s all hope that the lads, along with Wood and Trippier click tomorrow and we can look forward to….

    https://youtu.be/3oJBWLk1a0A

    1
  • Scythe

    Jan 14, 2022 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #87

    Jail

    You took Magic out in Shields? That’s cracking. Is he staying in town or did he get the Metro back to Newcastle?

    1
  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Jan 14, 2022 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #88

    Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 14, 2022 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #77

    Good stuff Jail, he seems a top man does magic. Fancy letting him pay though Howay where was the famous Geordie hospitality eh? Haha just kidding mate.

    Hope your family is ok re the C. Hopefully you don’t get it either.

    5
  • lesh

    Jan 14, 2022 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #89

    Jail

    Madras?

    Let’s hope they haven’t gone on to Greys or whatever and risk missing the match.

    Good of you to pull it all together.

    1
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 14, 2022 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #90

    Scythe,
    Martoon wasn’t drinking so dropped me at home and magicmac54 and hid mate Paul back to their hotel.

    3
  • beermonkey

    Jan 14, 2022 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #91

    raj

    thats gutting can you still go tomoz

    0
  • check the toastie

    Jan 14, 2022 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #92

    Ludovic Blas
    Is fcukin class

    2
  • NY Mag

    Jan 14, 2022 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #93

    Check,

    Never heard of him….sounds like a composer not a footballer 😀

    1
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 14, 2022 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #94

    FtC,
    There was absolutely no way he was letting us pay, he was simply not having it any other way. Brought me an absolutely beautiful Nufc glasses case as well 😀

    12
  • Ace50

    Jan 14, 2022 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #95

    Another one to add to the list….Robin Gosens….left wing back (German) plays for Atalanta. Didn’t get Digne (good!) and still need left wing back for 3-5-2 🙂

    1
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 14, 2022 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #96

    beermonkey,
    I tested negative at 17:00 earlier, I’ll test again at 11:00 tomorrow, just have to wait and see, the lad who’s box it is said he’ll sort something out if I miss it.

    3
  • onmeedsun

    Jan 14, 2022 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #97

    Has Magic gone clubbing now Jail and his pals are tucked up in bed?! Has anyone warned Magic about clubs in Newcastle? Still have my membership card for the Stage Door on Stowell Street. Long gone now I think. Full of beautiful nurses back in the day.

    4
  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Jan 14, 2022 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #98

    Jail,

    He is salt of the earth that man that’s for sure. Glad you all had a good night and well played for sorting it all out.

    7
  • beermonkey

    Jan 14, 2022 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #99

    raj

    i will keep my fingers crossed

    mind you if we win and your there you have to goto all the matches if not and we win your banned till next season

    1
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 14, 2022 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #100

    onmeedsun,
    He seemed determined to go clubbing, we’ll hear about it tomorrow I’m sure 😀

    3
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 14, 2022 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #101

    Turns out that swabrl is good mates with me Ma’s cousins, I knew we’d have connections.

    3
  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Jan 14, 2022 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #102

    Is Magic gonna be a dirty stop out and get himself a Geordie filly tonight lol…He probably could charm the birds out the tree I’d imagine 😉

    7
  • ottawageordie2

    Jan 14, 2022 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #103

    Lesh:

    That was pretty good. I still prefer CSN. They are one of my favourites. Saw them quite a few years ago. It was shortly after Crosby had been released from prison. He has some stories to tell. lol.

    0
  • onmeedsun

    Jan 14, 2022 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #104

    Jail
    My missus has got me on a SJP banning order for coming back from Manure match with the lurgy, so my ticket being used by my godson tomorrow. I’ll be on the radio but it’s so much better being there as even if it’s going bad you can vent your spleen and get it out of your system. On the radio defeats stay with me for a whole week and the dogs in peril!

    3
  • Ace50

    Jan 14, 2022 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #105

    BTW…as it wasn’t clear…the Robin Gosens comment was because there’s chatter on Twitter from accounts with >30k followers

    3
  • simon376

    Jan 14, 2022 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #106

    Raj
    Really wish I could have been there, where did you go for the curry?

    And yeah I know, no chance on him for couple of years

    0
  • Scythe

    Jan 14, 2022 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #107

    I’m very excited for Magic seeing his first game at SJP. Let’s hope he brings us some of that classic Irish luck, eh?

    2
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 14, 2022 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #108

    simon376,
    The first one you come to and coincidentally one of the nicest ones (subject to opinion of course) Radhuni? Was really nice as was the Cri pub.

    2
  • simon376

    Jan 14, 2022 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #109

    Onmedsun

    I’m sorta with you tomorrow, I’m blaming Cambridge last week and why couldn’t join the lads tonight. Mate taking my ticket tomorrow, make up for the ticket I hit him when 10k giving away and he got to about 3 matches before all stopped from going

    1
  • simon376

    Jan 14, 2022 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #110

    Raj
    Yeah know it well, lovely place. Mind I’m the weird one who’s a vegetarian, so always get a potato curry. Haven’t had a madras for years, often a sir Lanka, might go madras again for a change

    0
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 14, 2022 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #111

    Scythe,
    His mate who he’s taking is a Man U fan as a lot of Irish people are but he’s real knowledgeable about football and has been watching games since the sixties.

    3
  • simon376

    Jan 14, 2022 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #112

    Never been in Cri for years, there and ship and royal back in the old days

    0
  • NY Mag

    Jan 14, 2022 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #113

    Simon,

    I see Gavin was on loadedHQ tonight, I haven’t watched it yet – I’m still watching the three amigos, but I’ll have it on next.

    1
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 14, 2022 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #114

    simon376,
    If I don’t get the lurgy tomorrow I don’t know when I will, if everyone in my bloody household has it, how can I avoid it. I was going to sleep on the couch tonight but what’s the point.

    2
  • NY Mag

    Jan 14, 2022 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #115

    Babestation 🙂

    4
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 14, 2022 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #116

    simon376,
    It’s lovely in there now, it’s like walking into a bar in the 1930’s without the smoke, very scenic.

    3
  • simon376

    Jan 14, 2022 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #117

    Hope you do Raj

    0
  • Swablr

    Jan 14, 2022 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #118

    Hi Jail, what a cracking get together that was, and as you say putting faces to names, Martoon, you and Magic, brilliant. It’s a shame that the other couple couldn’t make it. Maybe another time, tho’. the world’s our oxter. I’ve got a good feeling about the game tomorrow. Enjoy big time.

    7
  • simon376

    Jan 14, 2022 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #119

    Avoid that is

    0
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 14, 2022 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #120

    There’s no way I’m sleeping on the couch, she’s gone to bed early with the lurgy and turned the bloody heating off 😕

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