News today that Xisco, the Spanish striker who we paid a ridiculous £5.7M for last summer, is not coming back to the Newcastle club.
Xisco – not coming back to Newcastle
The 11 times capped Spanish U-21 forward is currently on loan at Racing Santander, where he has scored only two goals in 19 games, but is still set to return to St James’ Park at the end of this season.
Xisco struggled in England last season and has apparently also struggled in Spain this year.
Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has talked about the player today:
“He’s a player we were prepared to let go a year ago I don’t see too much has changed since then,”
“We’ve spoken to him during the season and we’d have to speak to him at the end of the season, to see how he’s enjoyed his spell there whether he still wants to remain in Spain.”
“But I don’t see too much having changed there.”
In other words Xisco has no future on Tyneside, but it will be very difficult for the club to recuperate much of that ridiculous fee we paid Deportivo for the untested player last summer – what a waste of money.
Remember that we got Williamson, Routledge, Simpson and Best last January, for less than we paid for Xisco.
So it’s good news that the ridiculous transfer spending of the Newcastle club is over.