Newcastle Will Attempt To Offload £50K/Week Xisco – Again


For the fourth year in a row Newcastle will try to unload Spanish striker Xisco.

Xisco – while playing at Newcastle

This lad was signed on the last day of the transfer window in the summer of 2008,  and has made only 9 starts for Newcastle, but we are still paying him £50K/week.

He was signed from Deportivo, who have made a few good deals with Newcastle for their players over the years, and the irony is that Xisco is back there playing on loan.

Deportivo were relegated last summer,  but they are currently top of the Spanish second division on 85 points from 40 games,  and are 4 points ahead of the second placed side Celta, with just two games to play.

And we fully expect them to be back in Spain’s top league next season, and would you believe that Xisco, who turns 26 in June,  even scored a last-minute winner on Wednesday night, as Deportivo almost sealed their promotion with a 2-1 win over Gimnastic Taragona.

And the lad doesn’t score too many goals these days, and the emotional Spaniard said after the game:

“This is my best moment in football.”

Xisco has now played 14 times for the Spanish club this season with just two goals, but he is not a starter, and the hope is that Xisco can be off-loaded back to his former club on a permanent basis, with 12 months of his Newcastle contract still to run.

Of course Newcastle have been trying to do that since the summer of 2009, after his first season on Tyneside, when it was obvious he was nowhere near Premier League class.

What was Dennis Wise thinking when he bought the Spanish U21 player for Newcastle for £5.7M?

Apparently Deportivo said they would consider buying back Xisco if they won promotion this season, but we’ll see what they do – and quite honestly we expect them to try to secure another loan deal for him.

And that would leave his £50K/week largely on the books at Newcastle, for the final year of his five year deal.

That’s what happens when you pay out big money and big wages for a player, who is untested in the Premier League – it’s what we used to do a lot under the old regime.

Newcastle these days buy players and offer them reasonable wages, and if they turn out to be top players, like Check Tiote as one example, they quickly give them a big wage increase, but only after they have proved themselves on Tyneside.

That’s the sensible thing to do, and let’s hope we can offload Xisco this summer, but we’re not holding our breath.

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41 comments so far

  • SupaToonKid

    May 25, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #1

    It’s vital for me that we sign 3 players minimal:

    RB: Mathieu Debuchy: will seriously take the quality up a notch in that position as he is not mistake prone and can cross a ball also has international experience and has ability to play as a CDM + mates with Cabaye.

    CB: Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa: need the competition here and a quick CB is a must and he’s quick is Mapou and a strong lad as well also Mbiwa has the versatility to play across the backline and as CDM so it’s a must buy for me (if not Alderwereid looks a top notch buy as well).

    Forward: Junior Hoilett: Is a free transfer, can play out on the wings or as a quick CF so his flexibility would be good.

    Also would like a CAM to get 10 + goals from midfield e.g. Michu or Rasmus Elm & a young CF but with the 3 above being MUST buys these other 2 signings would definitely improve the side but are not necessaties.

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  • Indian Magpie

    May 25, 2012 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #2

    Give him a chance

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  • jayphoto

    May 25, 2012 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #3

    @indian – Hodgson is a very good manager! Did extremely well with switzerland, finland, copanhagen, Malmo and inter…..they not in europe now indian? hes also done well when his teams have been in Europe! sets them up well for continental opposition!

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  • jayphoto

    May 25, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #4

    xisco is an awful player! watched him for deportivo the last couple of seasons hoping he was actually decent but really have no idea how we signed him for that much on those wages…..

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  • Indian Magpie

    May 25, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #5

    Hodgson, – the New SBR, i find him Dour, if you find him good then fair enough, but please dont force your opinion on me

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  • FatmanJoe

    May 25, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #6

    Well hopefully selling xisco and releasing Alan smith will help put some money aside to improve the contracts of the decent players we want to keep.

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  • FatmanJoe

    May 25, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #7

    How was he forcing his opinion on you? He was just stating his belief.

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  • G

    May 25, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #8

    The thing about Xisco is that if you play him on left wing in a pre-season friendly, he looks world class. He obviously has skills, but cant bring them out in the league.

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  • jesperfuglsang

    May 25, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #9

    It’s more or less always impossible to offload a player that are on Xisco’s wages – just look at Smith.

    They need to be at the top of their game for that to happen. I think it would be to stretch it to state that about Xisco 😉

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  • FatmanJoe

    May 25, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #10

    Yea it’ll be a struggle! It’ll be a real slap in the face if he ends up leaving us on a free next season. Would have been to recoup some of the money!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 25, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #11

    What did this Xisco fellah ever do wrong,he scored on his debut,was he that woeful in training or his attitude so bad ???

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  • jayphoto

    May 25, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #12

    i think the only thing to do possible with xisco is loan him out with the club paying a bit of his wages! Shocker of a signing! I know smith pocketed alot of money, but I remember him in our promotion season and he was immense! also met him a couple of times, couldn’t meet a nicer guy, hear he was always helping the young lads out too, supporting them and mentoring!

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  • jayphoto

    May 25, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #13

    heard xisco couldn’t intergrate with the dressing room at all and had an awful attitude when training! remember him saying he feigned an injury too because he didn’t wanna play!

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  • jesperfuglsang

    May 25, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #14

    I just don’t get it with these players like Xisco; they are still young but they seem uninterested in reigniting their career.

    Is money that important too them? Even on loan they don’t seem to half care. Xisco has really been poor those season’s he’s been back on loan i Spain.

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  • Beardo

    May 25, 2012 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #15

    JFA

    He’s guilty of being gay.

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  • graham cwarr

    May 25, 2012 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #16

    Im surprised. I thought this lad was really going to come through big time for us next season

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  • FatmanJoe

    May 25, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #17

    Yeah I think it was his attitude. Not putting himself up for selection over little niggles etc.

    And how many managers have had the chance to redeem him? Got to think that if pardew and carver see something wrong then there is definitely something wrong

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  • jesperfuglsang

    May 25, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #18

    @graham cwarr

    You honestly thought Xisco was going to come good for us next season?

    He’s been piss pour in Spain for three seasons!

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  • tomtoon7

    May 25, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #19

    @14 Wot a stupid thing 2say,crawl back under ur mackem rock u clown! When it comes 2 England u cant always blame the manager(apart from McLaren,the wally)Players always bottle it& r much more accountable!! HWTL

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  • Beardo

    May 25, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #20

    Tomtoon

    Please do explain? Funny how people misconstrue things like the media! Thicko!

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  • tomtoon7

    May 25, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #21

    dont put urself down…Clown!

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  • Beardo

    May 25, 2012 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #22

    Tomtoon

    Can’t explain, I see. You’re probably the type of guy who can’t communicate effectively so lashes out instead. Funny how only you has taken my comment in the wrong context.

    Plum.

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  • markmac

    May 25, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #23

    FFS just let him go FOR FREE… write the fee off and save £50k per week!

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  • estechco

    May 25, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #24

    Ed: I think Xisco’s brother (and agent) Toni Jiminez was probably mostly to blame for this one rather than Dennis Wise…not that I’m defending the poisoned dwaarf!

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  • wynsleap

    May 25, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #25

    Ed – “That’s what happens when you pay out big money and big wages for a player who is untested in the Premier League”?
    We paid around £9+ million for Cisse (who’ll not be on on small wages) who was similarly untested in the P.L. Every time you buy someone you take a gamble. Ask Chelsea with Torres.

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  • only magpie of nepal

    May 25, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #26

    Liverpool should sign this lad. He fits into their transfer policy of “Huge Investment, Zero Return”

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  • tomtoon7

    May 25, 2012 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #27

    Clown. I bow 2ur superior knowledge of homophopia. Matter closed!

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  • Beardo

    May 25, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #28

    Tomtoon

    The fact you write ‘2ur’ says a lot about you. And please regain control of yourself, dear, you seem riled.

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  • tomtoon7

    May 25, 2012 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #29

    Yeah< im on my mobile love x. Time 2go for a pint.HWTL

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  • Beardo

    May 25, 2012 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #30

    Point being? The alphabet is still the same on a mobile keypad. Think you need a nursery remedial.

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  • tomtoon7

    May 25, 2012 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #31

    im beginnin 2 like u,YOU’RE clearly a genious. My name is Tomasina,female species u tit.Speedy fingers n thumbs at times on my mobile u over critical jerk!

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  • cupiddstunt

    May 25, 2012 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #32

    Beardo @ # 21

    Sorry I also think your comment @ # 14 is stupidly homophobic and pathetically ignorant in this day and age.

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  • Beardo

    May 25, 2012 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #33

    Now I’m unsure if you spelt genius incorrectly, on purpose, to display you understand irony, but then that would men you have another layer to your intelligence, which is evidently beyond you.

    Cupiddstunt

    Please explain how I’m being directly homophobic? The other dullard couldn’t and I doubt you can either.

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  • Beardo

    May 25, 2012 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #34

    *mean

    A funny error if ever there was one!

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  • Beardo

    May 25, 2012 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #35

    Oh, if you’d like an example of not jumping to conclusions and discussing something, look at JFAs reply to me on the next thread. That’s how non-melodramatic adults address things.

    That’s to both of you dopes.

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  • LooneyToon41

    May 25, 2012 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #36

    @22. Markmac. I think you’re comparing Xisco to the Joey Barton situation. In Joey’s case we were hoping that another team would sign him and at least match his NUFC wages, plus he’d probably get a signing on fee. And along came QPR…
    Xisco is quite different. Nobody will pay him £50k a week, so there’s no chance of saving his wages, whether its paid weekly, or his contract is paid up. He has a signed contract!

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 25, 2012 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #37

    beardo

    I don’t care if he is gay, just what he does on a football pitch, why has being gay got anything to do with anything?

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  • LooneyToon41

    May 25, 2012 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #38

    @37. I wouldn’t bother Rotonda. I think Beardo’s on some sort of ‘better than thou’ crusade.
    @15, Flippant or not, there’s just no place for that on a public ‘forum’ in 2012.

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  • RonVanDam

    May 25, 2012 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #39

    So we paid 5.7m to get him, over 4years paid 10.4m in wages and loaned him back to the same club we bought him from. Total loss so far 16.1m. Way to waste money

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  • Brutooon

    May 26, 2012 at 12:53 AM

    Comment #40

    xisco is our worst signing ever !!!

    worst than Marcelinho !!!!

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