Newcastle Want Real Madrid Midfielder On Loan

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.

Comments welcome.

34 comments so far

  • spitfire_

    Jul 4, 2011 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #1

    Daily Fail of course…

  • spitfire_

    Jul 4, 2011 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #2

    … aaaaaaaaaaand 1st.

  • swoopingmagpie

    Jul 4, 2011 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #3

    Leg break in the making. If this is true then the management are dopier than I first thought. Get a centre half signed you nincompoops.

  • Newcastle Knight

    Jul 4, 2011 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #4

    I think it is time for vukic to shine, this signing would only hinder his progress

  • Klatoon

    Jul 4, 2011 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #5

    I know its the daily mail but i wld like this kid at SJP,I suggested it on here a weeks back when they announced Nuri Sahin had joind Real.At the time it looked improbable and I got told off by a few here…mayb it still is,and i’ll get slated again lol

  • ganiyu

    Jul 4, 2011 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #6

    If this is news is true…i think mikes ashley deserves an apology from nufc fans

  • Xavi

    Jul 4, 2011 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #7

    wiki has been wrong before. they once had gervinho’s current club as newcastle.

    so ill believe this when i see it (canales in a toon shirt)

  • Klatoon

    Jul 4, 2011 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #8

    *a few weeks back*
    But i have to agree with newcastle knight,Canales is too similar in style to Vuckic,i’d rather we gave Haris a chance this season

  • DaveyBoy

    Jul 4, 2011 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #9

    Any thoughts on a move for Shaun Wright-Phillips?

  • ilovetoon8788

    Jul 4, 2011 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #10

    All i know about Canales is, before he joined Real Madrid he was taking the spanish league by storm for her previous club. Scored some outstanding goals in the la liga at the age of 18. Seen him play a couple of times and a great passer of the ball. Good dribbler and can score the odd goal.

    But since then i don’t know anything about him in Real Madrid shirt i’m afraid. Will he adapt to English football? I don’t know. Just know that he’s a player of great potential. Hope we don’t sign him, unless he’s going to join us permanently. With Nuri Sahin there, there’s plenty of competition there. Hope he signs for us in a permanent deal!!!

  • BiggMarketBoy

    Jul 4, 2011 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #11


    SWP? Heck no.

  • toonboyjake

    Jul 4, 2011 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #12

    wouldnt be a bad loan, wondering though if this happens will it be part of a plan to make sure jose stays? adding a spanish winger to play in front of him make him feel a bit more at home, i know jonas is spanish speaking to but to have a proper spaniard might persuade jose to stay perhaps

  • paddyq

    Jul 4, 2011 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #13

    Canales is quality. He is a young, skillful, technical playmaker who would be a fantastic addition to our side were he able to adapt to the physical nature of English football. BUT, this sounds like total nonsense. I read the Spanish papers every day (Marca, AS) which are Madrid biased, and not a word of this has been mentioned there to my knowledge.

  • ganiyu

    Jul 4, 2011 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #14

    One question-do players agent search for a new clubs on behalf of the players??

  • roshan MAGPIE

    Jul 4, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #15

    this is not going to happen

  • G

    Jul 4, 2011 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #16

    I would take him if he was available (Permanently that is) but I agree, that this is as likely to happen as me bedding Megan Fox and Angelina Jolie in a threesome this afternoon.

  • archaeomag

    Jul 4, 2011 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #17

    I share your concerns about physicality;
    “Canales is quality. He is a young, skillful, technical playmaker ” – he won’t be once Nigel De Jong has finished with him.

  • roshan MAGPIE

    Jul 4, 2011 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #18

    dont know why we are linked to players on loan ashley and co have told that they are not going to get any players on loan

  • Newcastle Knight

    Jul 4, 2011 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #19

    Wouldnt mind if Newcastle made an attempt at Erik Lamela, i hear he is available for $15m

  • TS -77

    Jul 4, 2011 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #20

    Looks like a promising prospect this anales-kid. Hope its true that were instrested.

    I know this has been written before but can anyone type again wich of the Newcastle-players that are on twitter?

  • north east lincs toon

    Jul 4, 2011 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #21

    G tidy we need to seriously but a bid in 4 juan martinez plays in Argie watched some clips he reminds me of maradona keep colo and jonas happy sign up him up pardew!

  • Widowmaker

    Jul 4, 2011 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #22

    ganiyu @ 6,

    Why should any of us feel sorry to Ashley for a loan deal? 😀

  • StuW

    Jul 4, 2011 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #23

    ganiyu – yes, if there is no initial interest. Canales is wonderful, but we have Cabaye and Ben Arfa for creating through the middle.

  • StuW

    Jul 4, 2011 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #24

    @ north east lincs toon – I could make Xisco look like David Villa using youtube. About as reliable a scout as Dennis Wise.

  • Eyeball81

    Jul 4, 2011 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #25

    Granted he’s a good player….but STOP WITH THE MIDFIELDERS….Defenders and Strikers is what we need!!

  • north east lincs toon

    Jul 4, 2011 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #26

    The most important position we need to fill is at centre half sailor is injury prone kadar is untested even though he is an international upon or woody on Payp what do u think?

  • xfer

    Jul 4, 2011 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #27

    12mil? What are we smoking?

  • chris_g

    Jul 4, 2011 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #28

    TS -77 // Jul 4, 2011 at 10:07 AM

    “….I know this has been written before but can anyone type again wich of the Newcastle-players that are on twitter?”

    This list is slightly out of date now (doesn’t include Joey’s account) but it’s a good place to start:

  • Davies

    Jul 4, 2011 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #29

    Vuckic is also untested, but I think Canales is further along. If we got this lad on loan (which I appreciate is unlikely) it would make sense to get Vuckic into a championships side who would give him regular first team action. If not, maybe it’s time to start getting Vuckic off the bench a bit more regularly.

  • toonincheek

    Jul 4, 2011 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #30

    Sound thinking, chasing all these class midfielders.
    We will need to create about 30 goal opportunities a game to score the occasional goal with the strikers we have.

    Oh yes, and if you see a No. 9 next season, it’s the No. 6 fallen a**e over tit.

    All toonincheek, of course.


    Jul 4, 2011 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #31

    can we get him plzzzzzzzzz , good replace for smith

  • norighttobeafan

    Jul 4, 2011 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #32

    Sincere question here…. article says “How many years ago did we last win a trophy – oh yes 42 years.” — Yes the fairs cup, I know that. But…

    Was there no trophy for winning the Championship?

  • Toon-Barmy

    Jul 4, 2011 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #33

    This is the best news I’ve heard in ages, really hope this is true! I’ve seen Sergio play a few times, and watched him train on several occasions and I’ve been boring my m8s to death with tales of how good this kid is, I honestly believe he’s one of the best young players around, sign him up asap!

  • JP...from The Rock

    Jul 4, 2011 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #34

    I don’t see this happening as he was BIG news not so long ago. Most Spanish players prefer to move to another Spanish team or to Italy. The odd few make the longer trip to the EPL. If he does go to Newcastle it would be a fantastic coup.


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