Derek Llambias has told the Newcastle Journal this morning that our 22 year-old striker Xisco, is one for the future.
Xisco – 22 year-old Spanish U21 striker
Derek Llambias told The Newcastle Journal today:
“Xisco was not bought for this season. He was bought in to come in over the next year or so.”
“He’s 21 and in the next couple of years he will try to get in our first team. I don’t have an assessment of him, he’s played a couple of times for our first team.”
“He’s scored one goal when it came off the post and he just fell on it, he was in the right place at the right time and we aren’t going to moan about that.”
“I know it’s a big lump of money to pay for the future, but we saw that as a big investment for the future.”
Maybe it’s Joe Kinnear who doesn’t fancy the player, but Xisco seems to be way down the pecking order at Newcastle.
While he is young, local lad Andy Carroll is even younger, and Andy has played well recently in the first team, and cost us nothing. Xisco is 22 and not 21 as Derek says, since he was born in June, 1986 in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
But in truth Xisco has to be given a bit of time, and a few games, although it seemed Joe was only too willing to sell him in January.
Whether he will still be here come September is anyone’s guess.