Newcastle United new boy Xisco has revealed his shock at the Kevin Keegan resignation last night.
Xisco – disappointed at Keegan leaving- seems a great lad
The Spanish Under-21 international is disappointed that Keegan will not be there when he returns from international duty next week.
Xisco says it was actually Keegan who convinced him to sign for the club, even though it was executive director Tony Jiminez who scouted the player and set up the deal.
Xisco said today:
“When I flew in on Monday, the club presented me to Kevin Keegan.” “He talked to me in a bit of detail about his plans for the footballing development of the club.”
“That was an important moment for me in my decision to accept this incredible turn of events.” “I just can’t believe he won’t be there when I get back from international duty.”
“The words might be cliched but it has always been my dream to play in English football.” “That has been the case since I was a kid.” “I’m afraid to open my eyes in case it all turns out to be just a daydream. I can’t believe how things have turned out.”
“The club is so big and so powerful.” “They even organised a private jet to fly me back to Madrid after I signed the contract to let me catch up with the Spanish under-21 squad.” “That kind of treatment impresses you.”
“But so did the stadium and the atmosphere at the club.” “St James’s Park is a totally incredible place with a playing surface to die for.”
We haven’t seen Xisco play yet, but he certainly seems a smashing lad.
The fact that Kevin convinced Xisco to join seems to go against the news of yesterday that he was brought in against Kevin’s wishes.