Newcastle Interested In Spanish Striker


The Daily Mail is reporting today that Newcastle may be interested in RCD Espanyol winger/striker Callejon.

Callejon – Espanyol striker or winger

The 24-year-old started his career at Real Madrid and played 40 times with 21 goals for the Real Madrid B team in 2007-2008, which is their reserve team, but never played for the first team.

At the end of that season, in the summer of 2008, he left Real Madrid and signed a four-season contract with RCD Espanyol.

Since then the 5’10” tall played has played 79 times for Espanyol with 8 goals, and is said to be attracting interest from Premier League clubs.

Everton and Wigan Athletic are said to be interested in the Spaniard, along with Newcastle, who are said to have watched the player earlier this month.

Espanyol are having a decent season in the La Liga and are currently lying in 6th position.

Callejon (full name Jose María Callejon Bueno) has played 4 times for the Spanish U21 side, but we have no idea whether this report has any truth to it.

Comments welcome.



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8 comments so far

  • daneevz

    Mar 10, 2011 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #1

    neva heard of him?!!?

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  • daneevz

    Mar 10, 2011 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #2

    apparently Newcastle have agreed £3m with QPR for W.Routledge in the summer??

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  • lewytoon

    Mar 10, 2011 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #3

    yeah i hope this is true, because he is very very quick and skillfull but his finishing is a bit dodgey. maybe we could use xisco in a swap deal or something?? maybe getting another spaniard might tempt jose to stay??

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  • daneevz

    Mar 10, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #4

    i think jose is a gonner since the talk interest from other clubs he gone dwn hill

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  • spanishtoon

    Mar 10, 2011 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #5

    Good player, tidy finisher…type of player we need
    Beautiful article on nufc http://www.nufcnews.com/?p=216
    Brought tears to my eyes!

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  • andoni

    Mar 10, 2011 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #6

    perfect signing!!!! but unlikely as madrid is going to sign him

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  • Vinicinhos

    Mar 10, 2011 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #7

    If we sent Xisco there, and bring Callejon is a great transfer.He is a dribbler, good speed, but his finishing is bad.

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  • henock1989

    Mar 10, 2011 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #8

    not even close to wht we r looking for…the only thing he knows is to run with or with out the ball, and we already have on of those jonas..

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