Newcastle Finally Unload Xisco Back To Deportivo


Sky Sports is reporting that Xisco has joined his former club Deportivo, and it looks like it’s a permanent deal.

Xisco – rejoins Deportivo

Xisco played on loan at Deportivo last January, when he appeared 9 times for the Spanish club with two goals, but Deportivo were surprisingly relegated.

But the news is that the likable 25-year-old is to be officially unveiled tonight in Spain, after he successfully passed a medical.

Newcastle signed Xisco on the last day of the transfer window in August, 2008 for £5.7M, without the knowledge of  then manager Kevin Keegan, and that finally led to Kevin Keegan resigning from his post at the club.

When told about the player, Keegan said he knew nothing of him, and the Director of Football at that time,  Dennis Wise,  showed Youtube videos of the player in action.

But Xisco, after a promising first couple of games, turned out to be nowhere near good enough for the Newcastle first team.

But that didn’t stop him picking up £50K/week over the last three years of  a five year contract, and it’s good news if the Magpies have finally managed to unload him.

Xisco played only 9 times for Newcastle and scored on his debut against Hull City at St. James’ Park, the first game Newcastle played after Kevin Keegan had left the club, and Chris Hughton had taken over as the caretaker manager.

Xisco should be able to settle in quickly in Spain,  as Deportivo are mounting a big push to gain instant promotion back to La Liga.

Deportivo goalkeeper Daniel Aranzubia seems pleased Xisco has returned as he had this to say:

“Xisco is a player than knows us and the club.” “The process of adaptation for him will be minimal.”

This ends a nightmare for both the player and for Newcastle United, and it’s really good news for both parties that this deal has finally been struck.

Deportivo are unlikely to have paid any more than £500K to get their player back, but no fee has been disclosed.

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66 comments so far

  • Dannyo

    Aug 11, 2011 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #1

    FINALLY!! Xisco is gooone.

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  • ginkoh

    Aug 11, 2011 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #2

    I don’t think he has nightmare here with 50-60K/W without playing.

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  • toonthompson

    Aug 11, 2011 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #3

    we still need a lb and st

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  • kevymartins

    Aug 11, 2011 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #4

    Aw what a shitty day 🙁

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  • ~Obertoon~

    Aug 11, 2011 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #5

    OMG. XISCO WAS THE FUTURE OF THE CLUB. FFS CASHLEY. SORT IT OUT WILL YOU. WE HAVE NOW LOST OUR BEST PLAYER IN XISCO. SERIOUSLY. NO EFFING AMBITION WITH THIS MOVE.

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  • nightfa11

    Aug 11, 2011 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #6

    smith & perch next.. id rahter see we dont have backups for them,then being able for pardew to pick them.. id rather see he plays youngsters then them.

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  • ~Obertoon~

    Aug 11, 2011 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #7

    Why is the whole article one big hyperlink?

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  • kevymartins

    Aug 11, 2011 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #8

    @obertoon nobody cares about xisco . .but loseing jose has to hurt

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 11, 2011 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #9

    Lets hope we can get that promised LB and Striker, and use Xiscos wages on a backup LB or CB, that should get us far.
    Still 3 weeks left of the window.

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  • roblee7

    Aug 11, 2011 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #10

    Anyone fancy a mass protest outside st james’ at the sale of our superstar Xisco? I had him down as the next number 9

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  • Toonboy_84

    Aug 11, 2011 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #11

    Shame the lad never got a real chance. Good luck to him.

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Aug 11, 2011 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #12

    the only good thing happened today is that xisco gone hope there will be a new player Tommarow

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  • ~Obertoon~

    Aug 11, 2011 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #13

    Sow, Ribery and Evra next please.

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  • nightfa11

    Aug 11, 2011 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #14

    the situation with xisco really is a weird one.. when we sold carroll he was probably our best striker..yet every manager wanted him out..

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  • scottoon

    Aug 11, 2011 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #15

    OK so we are freeing up some space. Now how about some solid news on some signings so we don’t have to face the Arse without an LB?

    I know Fergie is anxious for first team football, but I worry the lad could be killing his career if he is played out of position. For me, he is a winger. Not the physical presence needed for a fullback. I think the boy has a great future but much less so as an LB.

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  • v FrA NuFc 8

    Aug 11, 2011 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #16

    Have to admit i shed a few tears at this transfer 🙁

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  • nightfa11

    Aug 11, 2011 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #17

    Obertoon

    ribery hadnt showed anything in the past 2 years..is also injured way too much & evra is 30.

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  • ginkoh

    Aug 11, 2011 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #18

    If there have team to get full strength and ready for PRM first match, it will be ManU. For others I think they still a lot business to do in last 3 weeks of transfer windows include us too.

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  • Zangwill_Ho

    Aug 11, 2011 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #19

    who will be our new Striker????????

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  • toon_dog

    Aug 11, 2011 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #20

    11/Aug/2011: 12h49: Deportivo: Xisco passed the medicals this morning and will be presented in the afternoon.

    11/Aug/2011: 05h12: Market news: Depor Sport confirms that Xisco arrives to Depor loaned for one year and without a buyout option.
    http://www.deportivo-la-coruna.com/page.php?cid=142

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  • WWJBD

    Aug 11, 2011 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #21

    NNNNOOOO this was Xiscos year! 🙁 It was his year damnit!

    Haha good luck to him another one I wish all the success he can get!

    No there is surely no more excuses for the portly gentleman….GET US 2 DAMN STRIKERS!

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  • pizzicatochan

    Aug 11, 2011 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #22

    We still have a load of young LBs in the club for Arsenal to torture…. no no no, this is not going to be the case, lads. Pieters or some LB will be coming through the door tomorrow.

    I don’t mind to have someone like Beresford, pretty unknown when he came, but shined for us, and never proceeded to the international stage.

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  • kevymartins

    Aug 11, 2011 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #23

    Nufc taking fabrice pancrate back to newcastle

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  • BonVoyageBenny

    Aug 11, 2011 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #24

    That’s good news, frees up space in the squad.

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  • roblee7

    Aug 11, 2011 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #25

    Imagine if we sold Tiote on last day of transfer window? I’m trying to prepare myself for that as it honestly wouldn’t suprise me in the slightest

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  • nightfa11

    Aug 11, 2011 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #26

    ginkoh

    sure manU have a team, but it will be interesting to see if those youngsters can preform well in all of those 60+ matches.

    as for city..you could see in charity that mancini is not the bravest manager. he can win against poor sides, but thats it. his subs were horrific. my guess is hell be fired before the end of the season.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 11, 2011 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #27

    @kevymartins // Aug 11, 2011 at 5:22 PM

    Nufc taking fabrice pancrate back to newcastle
    ———-

    Great. I heard Kuqi and Oliver Bernard are spotted in Tyneside today. Bernard replacing Enrique most probably.

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  • craig bell

    Aug 11, 2011 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #28

    to be honest we all knew enrique was going. so that sooner he goes to the scum the sooner we can look to a new left back. few players out on loan and xisco is FINALLY gone!!! haha so thats good

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  • dmac

    Aug 11, 2011 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #29

    I really hope we do sign Pieters or an equally quality lb in before saturday.

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  • BelfastMagpie87

    Aug 11, 2011 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #30

    Thanks for the memorys Xisco..

    Ohhhhhh shit what memorys.?? Haha

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  • UpTheRoad

    Aug 11, 2011 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #31

    Hey guys, I don’t want to fill this with spam but if you’ve got time could you please check out my blog. It’s nothing on Ed’s blog but I just want some feedback!

    http://toonarmy1892.blogspot.com/

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  • kevymartins

    Aug 11, 2011 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #32

    That liverpool team is gona go somewere

    see how they balanced it out by bringing left footed players in like charlie adam jose enrique ..then the right footers henderson etc . .who all have great crossing abilitys ..andy carroll is gona love that

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  • NotAGhostToon

    Aug 11, 2011 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #33

    My parents have just got back from holiday and sat next to Shearer, apparently he’s not too impressed with Ameobi signing on for the additional 2 years. That surprised me as I thought Shearer always liked him but ahh well. And apparently if he ever went to talk to Ashley he’d know the opposite would be true. I knew he didn’t have a great relationship but to hear it first…well I suppose second hand is unusual and does make me question Ashley. My view is that much like these riots, the point behind it all is pretty solid, the schemes etc. its just how he’s gone about it. Ahh well

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  • KillyMansGiro

    Aug 11, 2011 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #34

    Do you think Pieters is coming? It all sounds a bit GamieroGervinhoErdingN’Zogbia to me!

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  • KillyMansGiro

    Aug 11, 2011 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #35

    It’s probably Martin Peters –coming up to talk at some social club!

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  • BelfastMagpie87

    Aug 11, 2011 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #36

    KillyMansGiro // Aug 11, 2011 at 5:29 PM

    Aye same here.

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  • nightfa11

    Aug 11, 2011 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #37

    otamendi & a striker.. i have no idea who id buy.. but defenitely not another african player.. ba will be gone in january..& well have to play shola (IF hell be fit). not cool.

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  • v FrA NuFc 8

    Aug 11, 2011 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #38

    *OFF TOPIC*

    some serious riotin goin on in scotland well worth a look!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EW0356brnrE&feature=player_embedded

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  • Desange

    Aug 11, 2011 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #39

    Why did Xisco not get a chance at newcastle? Every manager didn’t seem to want him? Was it just that he was injured all the time?

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  • WWJBD

    Aug 11, 2011 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #40

    Ok the pictures of Jose having his medical done are very funny yet very much making me angry

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