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Newcastle Linked With Spanish Center Back

3:03 pm, Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 16 Comments

According to Estadio Deportivo Newcastle are after Sevilla defender Juan Cala, and talks between the player and Sevilla for a new contract are at an impasse.

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Juan Cala – Newcastle interested

The 24-year-old 6’2″ center-back becomes a free agent in the summer, and the club and player are unable to come to an agreement on a new contract, and Estadio Deportivo are reporting today that talks between the club and player have broken down.

The player has been at his home town club Sevilla since 2000, and has played for the Spanish U19 side once, so he is not a full Spanish International.

He has had loan spells at both Cartagena and at AEK Athens, and he has played 111 times for the Spanish club and scored eleven goals.

Cala has 19 appearances and one goal this season, but we wonder if the player is good enough for Newcastle?

We can only assume that Graham Carr has picked him out as a player who could do a job at Newcastle, who are always well aware of players contracts running out – so they can bring players in as free agents on Tyneside.

French club Toulouse and Belgian club Anderlecht are two other clubs said to be interested in signing the right-footed player.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

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16 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Spoof // Jan 14, 2014 at 3:06 PM


    in your opinion does being a winner mean that you have had to have won silverware either domestically or in Europe, their are a lot of good managers who haven’t.

  • 2 keeganjr // Jan 14, 2014 at 3:11 PM

    we are so close to get in the top 6.. why cant we just buy what we need (2 wingers and 2 strikers) CD could also help.. JUST DO IT 4 F… SAKE

  • 3 cyprus // Jan 14, 2014 at 3:13 PM

    What kind of a shirt is that?

  • 4 cyprus // Jan 14, 2014 at 3:14 PM

    On the swearing: AP must be hanging around with JFK a lot :)

  • 5 Spoof // Jan 14, 2014 at 3:17 PM


    it’s a football shirt lol.

  • 6 jazzyp // Jan 14, 2014 at 3:17 PM

    Can we please get off the swearing Bs please. Its a part of life im afraid…….deal with it !!
    On footballing matters cala on a free……well there’s a suprise

  • 7 DokToon // Jan 14, 2014 at 3:18 PM

    i think it means hes part of the zippper club lol

  • 8 Spoof // Jan 14, 2014 at 3:21 PM


    if his agent asks for too high a signing on fee this free will still prove to be to expensive for us.

  • 9 jazzyp // Jan 14, 2014 at 3:23 PM

    From the intell I can find bud he doesn’t seem all that anyway,Best left alone me thinks

  • 10 wolfshead@toon // Jan 14, 2014 at 3:25 PM


    i have a fair idea i watch american football on C4 and i notice the coaches take their headsets before launching into a rant when things arent going well haha

  • 11 wolfshead@toon // Jan 14, 2014 at 3:25 PM


  • 12 mattyNUFC // Jan 14, 2014 at 3:26 PM


    i don’t really think about it to be honest. i suppose i’d say it’s a mindset but if gary megson uttered those words, that’d be downright delusory. AP i think teeters on that edge

    but i was addressing ian saying pardew doesn’t profess to be something he’s not. I really do believe that he feels anything that goes wrong is not his fault. he’s never once put the blame on himself for anything that’s gone wrong. though, therein lies the difference of what divides us fans on him, whether we believe all these extrinsic factors he points to as the real causes, or whether he contributes to them

  • 13 wolfshead@toon // Jan 14, 2014 at 3:30 PM

    i think bumbles new 5 year plan is to have a team that consists solely of free agents/loans. sounds good to me he will save loads of money get his ‘debt’ paid back sell up and hopefully f*** off

  • 14 eplforecast // Jan 14, 2014 at 3:31 PM



  • 15 Spoof // Jan 14, 2014 at 3:38 PM


    that’s were so many have him wrong, he does admit when he is wrong, we got hammered at home off Man U last season, he said he got the set-up wrong, we lost heavily this season at Swansea and he admitted that he got the selection wrong and he should have left some out, last season he admitted to resting too many players at the same time during the Europa league cup run, he admitted that that was a mistake as it prevented us from getting any fluidity, but we then get fans such as yourself either ignoring what he actually says and then coming out with the following words “but i was addressing ian saying pardew doesn’t profess to be something he’s not. I really do believe that he feels anything that goes wrong is not his fault”, if he admits to being wrong then what else can you expect from him, lets be honest about this, not every loss is his fault, starting with Man City, that was the ref, more more importantly, was Pardew or player attitude the fault against Cardiff.

  • 16 Jeff from Benwell // Jan 15, 2014 at 5:27 AM

    Two Points about the City game
    If you had been at the match, you would have noticed Nasri after the disallowed goal ,in the Toon players faces all the time mocking them about it .He was obviously trying to wind them up in an effort to get one of our players red-carded.Well little Sami your cynicism failed spectacularly – will you learn from this ? – I doubt it.

    Pelligrini’s comments in todays press make it quite clear he doesn’t have a clue about Law 11 regarding offside , quite stunning for a manager of his standing.
    Alan Pardew got it bang on after all – he is a “stupid f***ing old c@nt”

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