Racing Santander will add two new faces to their squad this season, after agreeing one-year loan deals for Barcelona defender Henrique and Newcastle United Spanish U21 striker Xisco.
Xisco – one year loan deal looks official
23-year-old Spaniard Xisco only moved to Newcastle from Deportivo La Coruna last September, but has been unable to get many first team games.
Racing have officially confirmed on their website that they had reached agreements with both Barca and Newcastle to take the two players on loan until June 30, 2010 .
The site adds that the pair will be added to the Cantabrian club’s squad once they pass their medicals.
The loan move will only be official once the Spaniard passes his medical, of course.
That’s good move by Newcastle because it takes a high wage earner (£50K/week) off the books that will help sell the club. It’s also good for Xisco because he’ll get a lot more games this season, which he needs.
But this would suggest Newcastle have another striker lined up, and there should be no way that 20 year-old Andy Carroll will be leaving., which is more good news.
Good move by the Tyneside club.