There’s not much news coming out of the Newcastle club today. What a shock, eh? With all the uncertainty about the future of players who fans are desperate to rid the club of and players fans are dying to have stay, we’ll spend a little time on one of those players who fits in to either category.
Xisco – in better days, when he saw the pitch
One player that does have his supporters on Tyneside is the Spaniard Xisco. He definitely can make the claim that he has not been given a chance at Newcastle, which many of his defenders will point out. However, he is a controversial figure since his £5.7M move from Deportiva on the closing day of the transfer window last summer.
There is much speculation that his transfer was engineered behind Kevin Keegan’s back and led to his departure. None of this is the fault of this young player who, despite not performing on the pitch in his 5 appearances, has shown quite a bit of character.
His detractors will claim that he only wants to stay at Newcastle because of his wages, though it is not confirmed as to what they are. Xisco could well thrive under Alan Shearer if given the opportunity to learn his craft though he will have to climb up the striker pecking order where right now he is buried.
The truth is that no one knows what type of player Xisco can become. He could well be the flop that he seems, or maybe with a little confidence he can contribute to this club.
I don’t believe Xisco will be offloaded this summer but rather loaned out, which do to high wages, is going to be the fate of many of our under performing players.
Let us know if you think Xisco still has a future at this club.