Xisco Has No Future On Tyneside

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.

Comments welcome.

8 comments so far

  • lostmonk

    Apr 24, 2010 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #1

    I don’t think we have any choice but to chalk this up as a loss, and learn from it.

  • AngelOfDeath

    Apr 24, 2010 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #2

    Ed,how much do you reckon we will get from selling him off???

    What i am afraid is,no CLUBS wants Him. LOL’D.

  • Chris F

    Apr 24, 2010 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #3

    i’m sure someone will come on here and say “give him a chance” but the guy just isn’t good enough.

    2 goals in 19 games on loan, apparently. hardly prolific.

    never should have been bought, especially not for that kind of money. just shows what a clown Wise really is.

  • The-Ciaran8

    Apr 24, 2010 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #4

    Good Ridens.

  • BT7MAG

    Apr 24, 2010 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #5

    1/2m and i’d bite their hands off. He was never really given too many chances BUT he never took the ones he was given.

    At least Luque scored against Parlermo and the Mackems!

  • Marty-Toon

    Apr 24, 2010 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #6

    Any of you people ever hear of other players that din`t make it on tyneside and became prolific players????
    Gascoigne,jon dahl thomasson and many others

    What about those that didn`t get to play here who are from here Carrick,Shearer(we paid 15 million and well worth it but if we had of got him through the ranks)

    Back to the point,i don`t think the lad is that great but it can take time but that is somethin we don`t have in Geordie land.
    Some players don`t start to play until later in life.
    Get what we can for him but he could turn out to be class as was Tomasson

  • Chris F

    Apr 24, 2010 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #7

    gascoigne didn’t make it on tyneside?


  • Nella

    Apr 24, 2010 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #8

    This signing sum’s up the ineptitude of the Director of football saga, expensive transfer fee, ludicrous wages and a player who at the time we simply didn’t need, in the brief appearance’s he has made I haven’t seen any thing to think he will be any where near good enough, any fee at all for him would be a bonus and we’re already talking about the signing of Best hindering Ranger’s progress what would the return of an inferior player but probably one who because of his wages/fee would be ahead of him in the pecking order do?


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