There is news coming out of the Deportivos Web Site, that Newcastle United are close to signing the Spanish Club’s 22 year 6’2” star striker Xisco .
Xisco – 22 year old 6’2″ star Spanish striker
The Deportivo fans are less than happy about this development, to say the least, so this could be a coup for the Tyneside club. The fee is being quoted at around £4.8M by Setanta Sports.
And we should point out right now, that nothing is ever official until announced on the Newcastle United Web Site – we just hope this news is true. 😀
Only last week, Xisco was said to be in advanced talks with Midlands club Aston Villa.
Xisco has already played for Deportivo 44 times with 12 goals, and was on loan the season before last to UD Vecindario, who play in the Spanish second division, where he played 27 times and scored 13 goals.
Deportivo cooch Miguel Angel Lotina said:
“I have no confirmation that the deal is done but the offer exits,”
Lotina has also confirmed it is likely the transfer will take place with the Spanish player expected on Tyneside for talks and a medical today.
Xisco made his La Liga debut on April 26, 2005, and last season emerged as a top-class striker, scoring five goals for Deportivo in two consecutive matches.
Xisco – note a certain Coloccini in the background
At the age of twenty-two he already has three seasons with the first team and 12 La Liga goals, which makes of him one of the most promising Spanish strikers around.
He has played for the Spanish U-21 team and is a team mate, on that squad, with our current Newcastle left back Jose Enrique. And of course until recently he was also a team mate of Fabricio Coloccini, who joined Newcastle United a couple of weeks ago from Deportivo,
This contact has obviously been made by Tony Jimenez, who was at Real Madrid as their scout, before joining Newcastle United’s Recruitment Team, headed by Dennis Wise, last January.
This looks like an exciting signing for Newcastle – if we can pull it off.
We sure hope it’s true. 😀