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Newcastle United: Magpies in Ludovic Blas race

Newcastle United: Magpies in Ludovic Blas race -Newcastle United News

Newcastle United are reportedly ‘in the race’ to sign Ludovic Blas this summer.

The Lowdown: Strong season

The 24-year-old is having a strong season at Nantes, racking up 12 goals and a further two assists in 31 games across all competitions, mainly operating from midfield (Transfermarkt).

He has certainly made an impression on his team-mate and former Liverpool man Pedro Chirivella, who described him as a ‘pure talent’ and an ‘incredible’ and ‘spectacular’ player earlier this campaign.

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The Spaniard even likened him to former Reds team-mates Mo Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho (So Foot).

The Latest: Newcastle in the race for Blas

As per journalist Jacque Talbot, Newcastle are now ‘in the race’ to sign Blas, along with West Ham United.

Watford did hold an interest in the January transfer window, but the distinct possibility of them being relegated at the end of the season has put him off a move to Vicarage Road.

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Talbot noted that Blas would only cost €20m (£16.8m), as the midfielder only has a year left on his contract in France.

The Verdict: Bargain

Blas is only 24 years of age, so he has probably not reached his peak yet. Therefore, paying less than £17m would be somewhat of a bargain in today’s market for such a prolific player, regardless of his contract situation.

Interestingly, he shares the same agent as both Kieran Trippier and Chris Wood, two players who were signed by the Magpies in January, so there definitely seems a deal to be done for the Tynesiders.

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