Newcastle United have had quite an indifferent season, not challenging for much and yet not battling themselves out of the drop.

There are going to be some major changes soon, with rumors of a new owner circulating the tabloids that could bring a huge transfer kitty.

During the past years, the Toon Army have enjoyed dipping into the French Ligue 1 transfer market.  It was even joked that Premier League sides weren’t sure whether they were playing a team from Newcastle, or the B side from the French national team.

Whatever their obsession with L’hexagon is, there are few doubts that Ligue 1 possesses some real hidden gems.

Here are SIX Ligue 1 stars that should be on Newcastle’s transfer radar.

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