Can Newcastle Sell Xisco Back To Deportivo?


The Evening Chronicle is reporting today that Newcastle are hoping they can unload 25 year-old striker Xisco this summer.

Xisco – could be moving to Deportivo?

Xisco was signed three years ago on a five year contract, said to be worth around a whopping £50K/week, and Newcastle would certainly like to get the lad’s wages off their books, since he cannot get anywhere near the first team.

Xisco was on loan at Deportivo from January this year, when he was dispatched on the same day that Andy Carroll was sold to Liverpool – go figure that one out.

And in 9 appearances for the Spanish team he scored a couple of goals, and he is also  a popular player at Deportivo, where he first signed on back in 2003, as a 17 year-old.

When Demba Ba was signed a few weeks ago, he took over Xisco’s number 19 jersey, so Newcastle must be keen, if not absolutely confident of being able to unload Xisco.

Deportivo are an excellent football club of course,  and relegation will have come as a shock to the Spanish side, but they have already made moves in the transfer market and apparently signing Xisco would be a very popular move with the fans – so there’s some hope Newcastle can sell him this summer.

Just like Newcastle two years ago they are planning to come straight back up next season.

And a source in Coruna, located in Galicia, in Northern Spain  told the Evening Chronicle today:

“Xisco enjoyed his time back at the club last season and wants to stay here.” “He wants to help get Deportivo back into La Liga.”

“It’s now between Newcastle and Deportivo to come to an arrangement.”

We don’t think the transfer fee is particularity important, because if Newcastle can sell the player, they will save around £5M in wages over the next two years, so we would have thought a fee of say £1M would be good enough for Newcastle to sell the player.

But the problem with the player is that Deportivo will not be able to offer Xisco anywhere near the wages he is getting at Newcastle, and it’s his legal right to see out his contract ion Tyneside.

So we think maybe a season long loan deal could be the best Newcastle can accomplish this summer with the lad.

At least the club will be able to save some money on his wages with a loan deal, although the best thing for the club would be an outright sale of course.

Comments welcome.



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40 comments so far

  • kentonmags

    Jul 4, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #1

    1st

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  • Andy

    Jul 4, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #2

    I hope so!

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  • Toonboy_84

    Jul 4, 2011 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #3

    Well done for being 1st! Treat yourself to a celebratory reach around!

    Anyway “Can Newcastle Sell Xisco Back To Deportivo?”

    I bloody hope so. If we get him off the wage bill there is more chance of another new signing I reckon.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jul 4, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #4

    will be good if we can offload him quickly

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  • Toonboy_84

    Jul 4, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #5

    If we can’t sell him though, maybe we should let him try and prove himself over pre season.

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  • Toon-tinted-glasses

    Jul 4, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #6

    Sums Xisco’s time up well that the Chron’s article on this story uses an action photo of him…On his bicycle on pre-season training last year…Obviously the rag found it difficult to find any other classic action photo’s!

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  • Stevo

    Jul 4, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #7

    110th! Yay………whoopie fcukin doo.

    Might be a good idea to see how he get’s on this year?

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Jul 4, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #8

    how about they give us 1 million for xisco and we throw in shola lovo smith and perch. EVERYONES A WINNER YEAH( except deportivo that is)

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  • StuW

    Jul 4, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #9

    I would love a manager to give him a chance. Constantly overlooked, give him a game or two in USA, see how he does

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  • BiffBaffBoff

    Jul 4, 2011 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #10

    StuW

    Me too, it seems he hasnt been given a chance from the outside because everytime I’ve seen him play (Friendlies and in the leauge) hes actually performed okay and didnt he score on his debut?

    So to me he might have an attitude problem in training perhaps because on the pitch he looks okay and not out of place…

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  • geoff777

    Jul 4, 2011 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #11

    @StuW

    He’s not exactly set La Liga on fire in the time he’s been back on loan.

    I can’t see Deportivo paying a fee if they know we’ll be desperate to get part of his wages back from a loan.

    I guess it’ll be the last day of the window again and they’ll pay us peanuts because that’s better than us paying him 50K a week in our reserves.

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  • BiffBaffBoff

    Jul 4, 2011 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #12

    Having just read his wikipedia entry, it seems his fee will rise based on appearances etc.. So maybe that has something to do with why he doesnt play so much for us

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Jul 4, 2011 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #13

    lets start a new poll who has been newcastles worst ever signing…………………….
    XISCO…………………….
    LUQUE……………………
    BOUMSONG……………
    MARCELINHO………..
    ANDREAS ANDERSSON.
    STEPHANE GUIVARCH..
    CHRISTIAN BASEDAS…..
    JAMES PERCH……………..JESUS CHRIST I DIDNT REALISE HOW MANY FLOPS WEVE HAD I BET THERE ARE TONNES MORE.

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  • 2 AMEOBI'S

    Jul 4, 2011 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #14

    let xisco + smith leave on a free transfer, extra 100k wages for new transfers.

    Sorted !

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  • nick_9

    Jul 4, 2011 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #15

    If we kept xisco on its an expensive gamble, he’s on big wages so I’d rather get rid than have him in and out. A premiership proven striker would be nice so there is less risk. If DJ Campbell is available for 1.5 million then he would be a bargain despite his age, we could get a season or two out of him and then probably redeem half a million or so. Age shouldn’t be the sole factor when considering players, not every players legs go at thirty. If we aren’t spending good money I would be happy with DJ, naylor, a cheap right winger and cover/comp for Simmo providing nobody else leaves. I’ve stopped reading the blog as much lately because the constant speculation is annoying. If we did have 30 million to spend on fees alone we could build a good squad, the whole wages thing is a load of twonk, our revenue will eclipse 100 million with the Carroll money and I’m wages to ratio turnover will be nowhere near as bad. If every position is worth 750,000 in the league then its in Ashley interests to get rid of the crap players and build a decent squad. I’m not asking for a lot.

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  • ArtyH

    Jul 4, 2011 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #16

    Him and Best up front next year? LOL

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  • 2 AMEOBI'S

    Jul 4, 2011 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #17

    Boomboom

    what about nacho gonzales… another fine denis wise reccomendation

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  • t00ntime

    Jul 4, 2011 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #18

    Here’s some info bout xisco and for newcastle he has 4goals in 18games with about 15 being sub apperances

    On 1 September 2008, Xisco signed for Newcastle United for a reported initial fee of £5.7 million, although the fee could eventually rise to £7 million subject to conditions. He made his debut for the club in the 2–1 home defeat by Hull City on 13 September, scoring in the game. However, he featured rarely during the season, being only seventh-choice, behind Michael Owen, Obafemi Martins, Mark Viduka, Peter Løvenkrands, Shola Ameobi and Andy Carroll.

    After Newcastle were relegated, Xisco was signed on loan by Racing Santander on 31 August 2009, in a season-long move. Two weeks later he made his debut for the Cantabrians during a 1–1 draw at Atlético Madrid, having replaced Alexandre Geijo for the final twenty minutes. However he was replaced by Toni Moral before the final whistle, injured.

    Xisco scored his first goal for Racing on 3 January 2010, the second in a 2–0 win over CD Tenerife. On the 27th, in the cup’s quarterfinals, he contributed to the club’s 3–0 triumph at CA Osasuna (5–1 on aggregate).

    Returning to Newcastle in July 2010, he came off the bench in the club’s 3-0 defeat to Manchester United on the opening day of the season, in an unfamiliar left wing role in which he was being converted into to cover for potential injuries over the season. He made another appearance a week later in an impressive 6–0 home win against Aston Villa on 22 August, setting up Carroll for his hat-trick in the 90th minute. After receiving a red card for an off-the-ball incident in a reserves game, he was suspended for three games, and failed to appear for the team in the following months finding himself behind Andy Carroll, Shola Ameobi, Peter Lovenkrands and Nile Ranger.

    On 30 January 2011, Xisco returned to former club Deportivo, on loan until the end of the season. When he returned, his squad number, 19, was given to Newcastle’s new signing Demba Ba.

    By the looks of things he didn’t know ba had took his number. Now thats just unfair…

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  • GeordieRob

    Jul 4, 2011 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #19

    Boom boom,

    Cough – Owen – Cough.

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  • luke-k

    Jul 4, 2011 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #20

    boumsong lol I used to be a big fan of olivier bernard

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  • Xisco hasn’t really been given a chance and I wonder if it has anything to do with Chris having a grudge (Keegan walking) against him. I think Pardew will give him a chance if he fails it’ll be another loan unless we offer Deportivo the same sort of deal we’re offering Leeds for Smith.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jul 4, 2011 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #22

    Just make him available for free and get him off the books, same with Smith and Perch. Those 3 add no value whatsoever to to us.

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  • sweendog

    Jul 4, 2011 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #23

    Xisco hasn’t been given a proper chance .. it obviously comes down to his contract, ie appearances etc .. still Ba is better..

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  • Andy

    Jul 4, 2011 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #24

    Think we need to keep hold of players like Enrique and Barton next season as wholesale changes will take quite a while for the team to settle and gel together. We are looking for evolution not revolution and i think keeping our best players from last year is almost as important (if not more so) as brining in new faces. Another striker is a must and cover for lb.

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  • sweendog

    Jul 4, 2011 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #25

    Andy agreed .. we need to keep our best players .. namely Barton/Enrique/Collo/Guti and see how Arfa and our young french guys do ..

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  • Knocking on Beavans Door

    Jul 4, 2011 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #26

    Home shirts £5.00. Go to Jacksons, Shields Rd, and ask for Shifty Bob 😉

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  • Andy

    Jul 4, 2011 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #27

    My dad used to play for that pub team jackosons! haha

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 4, 2011 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #28

    lads back training

    http://www.nufc.co.uk/page/News/Gallery/0,,10278~2386066,00.html

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  • ronaldeano

    Jul 4, 2011 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #29

    Can’t believe zoo is going to villa (sky sports) he’s going from one shiit team to another…
    Why the fat man hasn’t paid the asking price for him is beyond me, we can afford him and he’s well worth it.
    But, Mike (cheap skate) Ashley is a clown and unfortunately we have to live with it.
    Zog would have been a great buy

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  • gorskino10

    Jul 4, 2011 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #30

    Just looking through the Training Pics and got some questions,

    who is No50/No46/No45/No49 (looks like Moyo)

    Good to see Vuckic at Training 🙂
    And No47 Mehdi 🙂

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 4, 2011 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #31

    45 is paul dummitt left back
    50 is samuel adjei winger/striker

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  • Eastander

    Jul 4, 2011 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #32

    its in l’equipe that erding prefers lille

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 4, 2011 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #33

    48 is mven moyo
    49 is patrick nzonzi

    and b4 any asks why half the players arnt on the picks it says most return tomorrow n wednesday

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  • ronaldeano

    Jul 4, 2011 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #34

    Zoo! Lol. Typo there, I meant zog! Damn predicted text!

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 4, 2011 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #35

    friendly at sjp v fiorentina aug6th 3pm kick off

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  • Eastander

    Jul 4, 2011 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #36

    and 46 is connor newton

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  • toonfan76

    Jul 4, 2011 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #37

    BoomBoom
    You missed Michael Owen off that list @13

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  • BiffBaffBoff

    Jul 4, 2011 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #38

    Vuckic looks like hes been on the weights 😮 Hopefully this season he can break through

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  • gorskino10

    Jul 4, 2011 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #39

    davybtoon@

    Cheers 🙂

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  • Brutooon

    Jul 4, 2011 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #40

    ask the hot guys at deportivo to kiss him, then he will DEFINITELY move

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