Xisco is coming in from the cold (baby it’s cold outside), and we were wondering when he would be playing again for Newcastle, since he’s been sighted in training during the Alan Pardew press conferences he gives to nufcTV.
Xisco – in training recently at Benton
The 26-year-old Spanish U21 International, who we paid an astonishing £5.7M for just four years ago from Deportivo, and who are paying £50K/week to on his five year deal, has only appeared 11 times for the Newcastle first team, and scored one goal and that was on his debut against Hull City at St. James’ Park – just after Kevin Keegan had left the club in September of 2008.
If you include his transfer fee and his wages over the last four years, that’s close to £1.5M per appearance and about £16M per goal Newcastle have paid out for the Spaniard.
That’s even a worse deal than we got out of Michael Owen – and that’s saying something.
Both those deals were not the best Newcastle have made in their history - in fact they are the worst – by far.
The Spaniard has been included in the U21 squad to play at Aston Villa tonight in the Professional Development League.
Xisco spent most of last season on loan at his former club Deportivo La Coruna, and he helped them to get promoted back to the Spanish first division with two good goals late in the season, but we suppose Deportivo didn’t want to take him back on loan this season, and no other club came in for him either.
Here’s the full squad for tonight’s game:
Mehdi Abeid, Jak Alnwick, Romain Amalfitano, Adam Campbell, Dan Gosling, JJ Hooper, Bradden Inman, Marcus Maddison, Brandon Miele, Conor Newton, Michael Riley, Lubo Satka, James Tavernier, Haris Vuckic, Freddie Woodman, Xisco
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