Newcastle United continue to bolster their Under-23 side.
Newcastle United signed two Under-23 players last week, landing goalkeeper Jake Turner and midfielder Kyle Scott as prospects for the future.
The Magpies are set to do more business of that ilk before Thursday’s transfer deadline, and a new name is in the frame.
The Chronicle report that Newcastle are set to sign defender Ludwig Francilette, a French born centre back who is something of an unknown.
What’s interesting is that Francilette has basically confirmed his own move, or at least that’s how it appears after a photo emerged of a player signing for Newcastle on Monday.
The photo showed a player having photos taken with his Newcastle shirt, and Magpies fans sat and speculated over just who it could be.
Bizarrely, a comment on NUFC Blog’s story of the matter was posted by a Ludwig Francilette at 2am, simply saying ‘it’s me’ – and given that nobody had heard that name before, it went relatively unnoticed.
Now with his name out in the public domain, it seems that the post really was made by Francilette, and fans have been wondering just who the 20-year-old defender is.
There’s limited information out there about the centre back. He has no Wikipedia page, no Transfermarkt page, and it’s even unclear just who be played for before heading to Tyneside.
What we have found out is that Francilette has represented Guadeloupe as a youth international, and he was even on trial at St Mirren this summer – as seen in this teamsheet below – but didn’t win a deal.
His move seems bizarre, and has been confirmed in strange circumstances too, but he’ll now be hoping to make a real name for himself once his move to St James’ Park is confirmed.