The official Newcastle United web site confirmed 15 minutes past the midnight deadline this morning, that they have indeed completed the signing of exciting Spanish Under-21 striker Francisco “Xisco” Jimenez Tejada.
22 year-old Xisco – signed 5 year deal with Magpies
We reported the deal had been announced by his club Deportivo earlier today.
The 22-year-old has apparently signed a five-year deal at St. James’ Park and joins from La Liga side Deportivo La Coruna, the club we recently brought the great Fabricio Coloccini from.
The club is saying that Xisco will now wear the No.19 shirt, and the Mallorcan-born, speedy striker made his Deportivo debut at the end of the 2004/2005 season and was loaned out to UC Vecindario in 2006/2007 where he scored 13 times in 27 outings for the Spanish Second Division side.
The official site is also reporting that Xisco will link up with his under-21 colleagues, ahead of their European qualifier in Kazakhstan this coming weekend.
This, we feel, is a great signing for the club, and probably means that injury prone and highly paid Mark Viduka is in his last season at the club.
We wanted a young tall striker in, and this is the boy, although re had expected it to be 20 year-old Swiss striker Eren Derdiyok.
Let us know what you think of this signing.