As we reported a few days ago our £5.7M signing from Deportivo La Coruña, 24 year-old Xisco will be back on Tyneside next week.
Xisco – 24 year-old will probably move out this summer
Newcastle’s pre-season training will start at the Benton Training headquarters next week, and manager Chris Hughton has insisted that all players will start pre-season training with a clean slate and will be given every opportunity.
Chris talked about the Spanish U21 striker today:
“He has been away for a year and he can start afresh with us.”
“We shall have a look at him in that initial pre-season period and assess whether things have changed with him.”
“There is certainly nothing negative about him coming back. He will get a chance to impress just like everyone else.”
Those are good words from Chris and they are true too, but there’s a 90% chance that Xisco will be moved out this summer, either on another season long loan deal, to get his wages off the books, or else he will be sold.
But Newcastle will of course have a very hard job clawing back much of the huge £ 5.7M fee the club paid Deportivo, for yet another player who didn’t make the grade on Tyneside.
There’s certainly a lot that will be happening before the transfer window closes at the end of August, that’s for sure, and we are really looking forward to the Newcastle players returning next week.