There’s a surprise in Newcastle’s 22 man squad named for the Premier League this season, and that is that Xisco is in it, and the 26 year-old Spaniard is serving the last year of his five year deal at Newcastle, and since he ‘s a striker we suppose Newcastle will try to use him this season.
Xisco – in Newcastle’s 22 man Premier League squad
Here is the list in alphabetical order, of Newcastle’s Premier League squad of those players over 21 just released by the Premier League.
Newcastle United – 22 squad players
Player Home Grown 1 Amalfitano, Romain No 2 Ameobi, Foluwashola Yes 3 Anita, Vurnon San Benito No 4 Ba, Demba No 5 Ben Arfa, Hatem No 6 Cabaye, Yohan No 7 Cisse, Papiss Demba No 8 Coloccini, Fabricio No 9 Elliot, Robert Yes 10 Gosling, Daniel Yes 11 Harper, Stephen Alan Yes 12 Gutierrez, Jonas Manuel No 13 Krul, Timothy Michael Yes 14 Marveaux, Sylvain No 15 Obertan, Gabriel Antoine No 16 Perch, James Robert Yes 17 Simpson, Daniel Peter Yes 18 Taylor, Ryan Anthony Yes 19 Taylor, Steven Vincent Yes 20 Tiote, Cheik Ismael No 21 Williamson, Michael James Yes 22 Jimenez Tejada, Francisco No
There is also a young players’ list of players 21 years old or younger, who are not included in the Premier League 25, which is 22 in Newcastle’s case.
Newcastle United – Under 21 players (Contract and Scholars)
Aird, Lewis Leigh
Ferguson, Shane Kevin
Gilliead, Alex Nicholas
Grant, Aidan Ryan
Kitchen, Alexander Joel
Knight, Dennis Peter
Logan, Steven John
Maddison, Marcus Harley
Mitchell, Jonathan Philip
Moyo, Yven Rochild Victor
Nicholson, Alex Jack
Olley, Greg Thomas
Quinn, Jonathyn Stephen
Riley, Michael Liam
Smith, Liam Phillip
Tavernier, James Henry
Turton, William John
It’s very interesting that Xisco is in the list, but he hasn’t played at all in pre-season, or for any Newcastle side this season, as far as we can tell.
Newcastle are paying the lad £50K/week – so maybe he can earn some of those wages this season.
What do you think?
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