Newcastle United are set to sign French defender Ludwig Francillette, according to Lee Ryder.
The Chronicle journalist named the 20-year-old via his personal Twitter account on Tuesday after images surfaced of a mystery player at St James’ Park on Monday, holding a Newcastle shirt as though he was about to be unveiled as a new signing.
#nufc U23s close to announcing the signing of Ludwig Francillette. A French-born 20-year-old defender.
— Lee Ryder (@lee_ryder) August 6, 2019
— NUFC Rumours (@NUFCrumours) August 5, 2019
The Chronicle, via their live transfer blog on Tuesday [01:20pm] report that Francillette is that player and the Magpies look set to sign him after a failed trial spell at St Mirren earlier in the summer.
Ryder adds that Francillette will be signed for the Newcastle Under-23s squad.
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