The Daily Mail is reporting today that Alan Pardew wants Real Madrid’s 20 year-old Sergio Canales.
Sergio Canales – 20 year-old Real Madrid midfielder
The attacking midfielder was bought by Real Madrid last summer from Sergio’s home town club Racing Santander.
At that time Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal were also said to be interested in signing the young prospect, but the lad has failed to make a big impact at Madrid.
The player cost Real Madrid €6M (£5.3M) plus some add-on payments, depending how successful he becomes at Madrid.
Canales is now available for a season long loan deal, but at least two other clubs in England, Aston Villa and Everton are said to be interested, as are QPR, who will need to strengthen their side with quite a few new players, if they are to stay in England’s top league.
Sergio played 39 times with 7 goals for Racing Santandar, and played 15 times for Real Madrid last season, and has played for all the Spanish Youth sides at U16, U17, U18, U19 and U21 level.
In total he has played a total of 29 times for the Spanish Youth sides with 7 goals.
On the Wikipedia site for him today – this is what has been added for him:
On 4 July 2011, Canales signed a Five year contract with Newcastle United for a fee believed to be around £12m. Sergio said in an interview that he wanted to play for a big team in the EPL and to win trophies!
Don’t get too excited because this is 99% certain to be a prank, since almost anybody can enter stuff on Wikipedia, until it’s seen – and then deleted.
Do you think it could be a Sunderland fan? How many years ago did we last win a trophy – oh yes 42 years.