Even though the club seems to be adrift in the ocean right now, we are glad to see some things are still moving ahead at Newcastle.
Xisco – will be sold this summer
And we hear that Spanish striker Xisco, who was a last minute signing by Dennis Wise on September 1st, and done without Kevin Keegan’s knowledge, is to be put up for sale shortly.
Newcastle will take a bath on this player, since there is no way we can recoup the £5.7M that was paid for him from Deportivo, but there may be some buyers in Spain where he would still be more than a decent player.
Newcastle will be helped in the sale because Xisco is included in Juan Roman Lopez Caro’s Spanish 22-man squad, for the upcoming European U21 tournament in Sweden, and that will give the lad a chance to show other clubs what he can do.
The player is now 23, and Newcastle need to unload the young striker on a reputed £50K/week – which just about shows you the ineptitude of the scouting on this player.
Xisco ended the season 8th in line for a striker position and why should we keep the player when 18 year old Nile Ranger, looking great for the England U19 side recently, and 20 year old Andy Carroll, currently in the England U20 side, are both looking outstanding prospects at the club?
There also seems a decent chance that Danish striker peter Lovenkrands could stay on at the club, and he could well be in the goals next season.
We should add this is professional criticism of Xisco, and the poor lad was put right in the middle of the Keegan volcano, through no fault of his own, and whenever we’ve heard from the lad, he comes across as very keen just to do his best at the club.
Unfortunately, for both parties, that wasn’t good enough. We hope Xisco will play well in the European Tournament, and will get fixed up at a decent club – probably back in Spain.
As far as out strikers go for next season – we could end up with Jermaine Beckford, Shola Ameobi, Andy Carroll, Peter Lovenkrands and Nile Ranger as strikers in the first team squad – that’s not too shabby at all.
I suddenly feel a lot better! 😀