Newcastle Linked With Spanish International Winger

Newcastle United are interested in signing Sporting Lisbon and Spanish International left winger Diego Capel this summer.

Diego Capel

Diego Capel – Sporting Lisbon winger

The Spanish winger turned 26 in February, and he has played for every single one of the Spanish Youth sides (25 caps and 5 goals for the Spanish U21 side) and has two caps at the full International level.

Diego came through the Sevilla Academy, and he finally left the south Spanish club to join Sporting Lisbon in 2011, on a five year contract and for a fee of around £5M.

Liverpool were interested in the winger in the past and it now seems that Sunderland are the other club after him, but it will depend on whether Sunderland can retain their Premier League status this season.

But with 4 points at Manchester City and Chelsea in their last two games – they must now have a decent chance of doing that.

The left footed player is valued at around £4M, and it seems Newcastle have certainly stolen a march on their competitors, as we seem to be moving quickly for some of our transfer targets.

We hope that’s true.

Capel has only 3 goals and 6 assists in 29 appearances for Sporting Lisbon this season, and his overall record at Sporting is 114 appearances with 15 goals and 26 assists.

While at Sevilla he made 172 appearances with 11 goals and 19 assists.

And with a number of wingers like Jonas Gutierrez, Gabby Obertan, Ben Arfa and Sylvain Marveaux likely to leave Newcastle in the summer, it’s hardly surprising that we will be linked with a number of wingers this summer.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

118 comments so far

  • Williamson is Bramble in disguise

    Apr 23, 2014 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #1

    Newcastle trying to sign Chinese wonderkid – No Won

  • jazzyp

    Apr 23, 2014 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #2

    As a manager mate.I think Shearer would make an excellent no 2 personally as would command respect in the dressing room and would not allow any player revolt like what has been touted recently

  • Patoon

    Apr 23, 2014 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #3

    aye or Won Som Soon lol

  • the truth will out

    Apr 23, 2014 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #4

    i heard it was “we no win”

  • Patoon

    Apr 23, 2014 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #5

    Plus Shearer wouldn’t let all the lies 2 fans happen, but he’d never go back ther under Ashley

  • jazzyp

    Apr 23, 2014 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #6

    Fraser Forster rumour of him coming back if Krull was to leave.Would welcome him back with open arms !!

  • Patoon

    Apr 23, 2014 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #7

    Great keeper but why would he want 2 come back when he gets champions league football wey celtic, maybe wants 2 play 4 england and thinks he has 2 play in the premiership, but with that defence in front of him, he’d b better staying wer he is

  • jazzyp

    Apr 23, 2014 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #8

    Yes ya right there bud.Once bitten and all that.
    We need a backroom staff that players respect and look up to,Not the joke structure that we have in place.Nobody will ever take us seriously while ever the mashley circus is in town !!

  • jazzyp

    Apr 23, 2014 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #9

    Because he has openly admitted that he wants to come back to the PL preferably with Nufc

  • TurkishFan101

    Apr 23, 2014 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #10


    Stop complaining about the regime and Pardew.

    You are one of the fans that are keeping him here well done, what else you wanted me to say to the majority fans that attend and pocket the fat guy?

    “Oh well done lads, you attend week in week out and we are doing so well mid-table, no cup runs and the defensive negative tactics have really changed nufc”


    Complain the rightfully way and backup your point by not attending games and boycott untill the stupid cockneys are out of the club.



    “We are not giving our money to Ashley we are putting it into the club to pay player & staff wages and hopefully a bit left over for transfers. If people think a boycott is the way to go then fine but don’t name call those of us who wish to support out team – I know who the muppet is!”

    Who the F*** you giving the money to then you deluded idiot.

    Why do you think a owner exists??

    You think that every penny goes to player and staff?

    You are not supporting the club

    You are feeding the cancer and complaining afterwards of the owner and regime when sh** happens.

    Who is the muppet? go look in the mirror.



    What do you account for this club?

    What do you bring to the club???

    I have done nothing hypocritical, once again if you don’t know the definition stop using words that is above your standards.

    What have I given up???

    I have given up attending games long long before, been over 3 years now. I don’t give into keeping the cancer here alive and pay into his pockets like you and the majority that go week in week out but still complain at the end of the day.

    You tell me what you have given up?

    F*** all. Keep attending, then ranting on here ” THAT FAT COCKNEY B@ST***IS STILL HERE, SO IS PARDEW WHY WONT THEY GOOOO!!!??”

    Well fans like you keep going week in week out, why would he go if you are feeding the cancer that grows by the day??

    The fans the likes of you and Jazzyp including majority that think attending games is supporting the “team”. You lot are more deluded then anything on the whole planet.

    Continue complaining about the regime whilst and continue paying the money, increasing the cancer for mid-table or just above relegation candidates with no cups.

    Because that right there makes big sense right??

    Who’s the more deluded puppets here?

    The one’s feeding the cancer that persists to be the owner of the club without no ambition and no direction.

    Or the ones that have put a stand and boycott the club un-till they are out.

    Truth hurts, nobody said it was going to be easy but if you keep digging through the main cause, that’s when it sticks and you cannot accept the truth so refuse and carry on what you do best and that is carrying on feeding the cancer.

  • Patoon

    Apr 23, 2014 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #11


    wel i’d def take him back then, i actually think he’s better than Krul, Krul just hasnt looked himself lately but can u blame him, its so fcuking frustrating being a NUFC supporter, imagine being a player, just wish we’d get in a few top coaches and a decent manager

  • croftus5678

    Apr 23, 2014 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #12

    foster would come back as it helps his england chances and he’s a toon supporter and has family here !

    a realistic signing imo and one that would be an improvement over krull esp in his kicking ability.

    the rest of the millions of players we have been linked with i’ll believe when we sign as there is a fair few i believe would come and be a huge improvement to us but knowing our team we will not be after them as they cost too much or they wasnt our main targets ect ect (pick your excuses before the club issues them at transfer ending)

  • Williamson is Bramble in disguise

    Apr 23, 2014 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #13

    I think never is a very strong word, anything’s possible, I even think Keegan would come back under Ashley, because they both share that same love for the club and want it to succeed. However, I only believe they would come back given a very deep and sincere personal apology by Ashley, admitting that he’s a complete tool who has no idea about football, and for them to come back on their terms, being financially supported, and with the right people upstairs in the club and on the training ground to make it succeed, so the stumbling block is down to Assley’s stubbornness! I just don’t understand, I mean if that was all of my money invested in something, no matter how big or small, id want it to work, and if it didn’t, id get the right people to help make it work, he just seems intent on doing the opposite!

  • firebug666

    Apr 23, 2014 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #14


    People might take your points more seriously if you stopped insulting fellow posters. Maybe if you seek some professional help to help you manage your anger. Give Alan Pardrew a ring I’m sure he could recommend someone.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Apr 23, 2014 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #15

    Where has Forster openly said he would like a move back to the Prem and NUFC?? Can’t find that anywhere, and from what I know of the lad, it is highly unlikely he would have said that. You got a source for it mate?

    Give it a rest with this holier than thou attitude mate. Each fan has the right to go to games or not go to games as they choose.

    How would a boycott have a positive effect? Ashley runs the club on the money the club makes, therefore, if the club makes less money the simple answer for Ashley would be to get rid of high earners and not replace them. Ashley has taken very little money out of the club – a hell of a lot less then he is currently owed – he makes money from it via SD and the free advertising.

    I think the majority of fans want Ashley out, people disagree on the way to do it. Some think a boycott would work, some don’t. No right or wrong in this, and all largely irrelevant until there is someone willing to buy the club anyway.

  • jazzyp

    Apr 23, 2014 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #16

    Well said pal and congratulations on making friend’s the Turkish way.
    So lets get this right…..You are asking fans to boycott every match until Ashley decides to sell up and leave yeah ??
    Now on that question alone who do you think is the more deluded and more to the point the minority ??.
    Unless something major happens this summer I will have a friendly bet pal that the first home game of the season there’s a full house.
    Just because I don’t support the regime doesn’t mean I cant support the team.Martoon-Firebug-Tads all make valid points that you fail to obviously comprehend .
    Its no good turning on fellow fans dude just because they don’t see your point of view.
    Come up for the last home game of the season mate and put your point across as you do on here and see who the minority is then

  • TurkishFan101

    Apr 23, 2014 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #17


    Nice, I see you have been looking at Pardew’s list of excuses .
    Not being angry did not help, being nice did not help.

    Even at bad times, the sheep turn up week in week out.

    What does this subject to then?

    If the good doesn’t repent and get into the mind of the majority.

    Deluded idiots is not insulting, it barely an insult.

    Are we not deluded?

    “We need to aim for cups!”

    We wont aim for cups because the boardroom and Mike Ashley said so.

    “We need players in and replacement for Cabaye”

    We will sign 1 or 2 freeagents — Mike Ashley

    “We need a manager that can play attacking football and get the most out of players”

    Pardew excuse book

    How can we be so deluded?

    We want stuff which the owner doe’s not aim and does not want for the club.

    Who owns the club you? no me? no Mike Ashley? ding ding yes

    Why dont you call Pardew for me and ask him what his excuse for ambition is?

  • croftus5678

    Apr 23, 2014 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #18

    @13 williamson

    tbh i just dont think he cares ! as long as the club is making money and ofc any prem side with very little expendature will do that with tv rights ect he will be happy keeping well clear of football involvement and letting pards take the flak of day to day runnings and taking the blame for lack of investment in signings ect.

    we have made on avg 9mil per year through signings alone over the past 3 years ofc you add some and lose some from other runnings but we never know what to believe now tbh ! 30mil + tv rights ect ect over time he has had a hell of a lot of profit that has been written off through the hope that the next transfer window it will be spent which never happens lol.

    we have to face fact we are doomed to be an avg team aslong as he’s our owner and credit must go to carr for finding players far above there value on such a low budget that make us an avg team instead of a relegation battleing prem team that the money spent on the team should have given us in reality.

  • firebug666

    Apr 23, 2014 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #19


    The fans are the heart and soul of the club, if the fans stayed away the club would have no heart or soul, and when something like that is missing the only outcome would be the death of the club.

  • wynsleap

    Apr 23, 2014 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #20

    Turkishfan101 @10
    Well said mate. Unfortunately you’re talking to a brick wall with some of our fans here.
    The definition of madness has been described as doing the same thing over and over again in the hope of getting a different result.
    Filling SJP over and over again is madness because it is never going to result in Ashley selling up, changing things for the better or reconsidering his financial stance.
    It ain’t rocket science but it would appear that many supporters are just happy to go blindly along with this owner accepting all the crap that comes our way.

  • TurkishFan101

    Apr 23, 2014 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #21

    Lilongwe Geordie

    One thing Mike Ashley cares about most than money is publicity and the exposure of his wrong doings and drainage of the club.

    What happened when the small protest that was presented on The Chronicle?

    He got mad and banned the NW media.

    You really think boycott wont hurt the club? the publicity and the broadcasting when its on live TV?

    The faster we boycott in big numbers, the faster it will happen and be broadcasted worldwide rather than only NW media.

    This will alert future investors/buyers.

    Mike Ashley hates BAD PUBLICITY, so he will be forced to sell.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Apr 23, 2014 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #22

    When Liverpool fans wanted rid of their owners they turned up in numbers and protested vocally before during and after the games. So, it could be argued that by deciding to not go to matches and protest vocally, you have given up and become apathetic to the situation.

    It is so easy to make counter arguments as there is no right or wrong here. Each is perfectly entitled to their view. Makes a mockery of your own views though by continuously throwing around insults at anyone who disagrees.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 23, 2014 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #23

    I’ve told you time and time again that I’ve given up my membership, which means i can no longer buy away day tickets and my NUFC tv subscription
    You were listing on your other site you love to preach on the places you’ve lived and currently reside and went to uni at, none of them were Tyneside, you have no right to criticise the fans who choose to go to the matches
    Your a liar worst of all though, you stated you knew, 100% Ashley’s intentions and he was actively looking for a new manager, a foreign one, you stated you categorically knew why Dekka left only to be promptly put right by another poster then you say your basing it assumption
    You have f**k all right to tell fans what they should or shouldn’t be doing, you have no right
    Why not try contacting the support groups instead of ranting of football streaming sites and practise what you preach…..

  • TurkishFan101

    Apr 23, 2014 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #24

    firebug666 // Apr 23, 2014 at 2:11 PM


    The fans are the heart and soul of the club, if the fans stayed away the club would have no heart or soul, and when something like that is missing the only outcome would be the death of the club.”

    What are you talking about?

    The heart has died and in the grave waiting for resurrection, the soul has been sold for greed and capitalism.

    The club is already dead in the club and the soul.

    You are no longer seeing players play for the stripes, history or fans but only MONEY.

    The fans are no LONGER FANS, but SHEEPS and PUPPETS.

  • jazzyp

    Apr 23, 2014 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #25

    Geordie goalkeeper Fraser Forster is heading back to England in a bid to save his international career.

    The former Newcastle United player helped Celtic win the Scottish Cup on Sunday, to complete a domestic double, and picked up his fourth winners’ medal in three years with the Glasgow club.

    Forster, a Wallsend Boys’ Club graduate, has always said he wanted to return to his native North East.

    And has never hidden from the fact he remains an avid fan of Newcastle, who pocketed £2m for the 25-year-old when he agreed a permanent deal with Celtic last summer, despite having never played a first-team game for his boyhood club.

    The giant 6ft 7in stopper, originally from Hexham, forced his way into Roy Hodgson’s England set-up last season, but has been left out of the squad for the upcoming games against Brazil and the Republic of Ireland.

    And it looks as though he would jump at the chance of a move to the Premier League if the chance arises.

    Forster said: “It’s a tough one. Celtic have been fantastic for me and this season couldn’t have gone much better, both personally and as a team.

    “But it’s disappointing not to be in this England squad.

    “I’ve got to be looking towards the World Cup next year and trying to be on that plane. So I’ll just have to do whatever is necessary to make that squad.

    “I’ve got quite a while left on my contract here, and if we can get through the Champions League qualifiers – which will be tough – to get in the group stage again would be something special. We’ll just have to wait and see.

    “I didn’t get an explanation as to why I was left out this time although I haven’t spoken to anyone at England. It’s just one of those things.

    “We haven’t got that long off in the summer anyway, so you just have to take the positives out of it. I’ll get a good rest and come back next season raring to go. My plan is to go away and get some sunshine and relax. It’s been a very long season.

    “Was it a body-blow not to be in the squad? Well, yes. That’s where you want to be.

    “Having had a taste of being in an England squad before and after Christmas, that’s what you’re aiming for. Once you’ve been in, you want to be in every time.

    “It’s a World Cup year and World Cups in Brazil don’t come around very often. That would be something special.

    “I’ll just have to do whatever I can to force my way on to that plane.”

    Forster moved away from Newcastle because he wanted to play first-team football.

    He has excelled up north, not only on the domestic scene, but also in the Champions League.

    This is why a number of clubs, including Everton, have scouted the keeper in recent months.

    Forster signed for Newcastle in 2006, but never thought he would break through to the first team, which is why he ended up in Scotland.

    He admitted: “It’s been brilliant at Celtic. It’s been a very long season but we’ve done well on all fronts. We wrapped the league up early doors and had this final to look forward to, so it’s nice to get the job done.

    “The exposure from the Champions League this season helped a lot of us. That’s where you’ve got to test yourself against the best players in the world.

    “We’ll want to do well next year, but we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.”

    Forster will never give up on his dream of representing the Toon, no matter where his career takes him.

    He said: “I’m a Newcastle fan and I’ve got unfinished business there. It was a wrench to leave because it’s my hometown club. But it wasn’t meant to be.”
    Out of the chronicle archive mate last year

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Apr 23, 2014 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #26

    Mike Ashley doesn’t care about bad publicity?? Really??

    Has he changed his zero hour contract policy? No.

    Has he stopped using cheap labour in production of his tat? No.

    Did he bat an eyelid when he was getting bad publicity for changing the stadium name? No.

    Did he care about the bad publicity he got for aligning his company with a legal loan shark? No.

    Why do you think he cares about bad publicity? Do his Sports goods sell because everyone thinks SD is an amazing company, doing great CSR work and helping rebuild the economy, or is it because he is selling a product people want at a cheap price.

    Imagine how much global showing the SD signs would get around the world from a boycott. He wouldn’t reach that sort of coverage without spending fortunes on advertising.

    And by the way, Newcastle is in the North East mate, not the North West.

  • croftus5678

    Apr 23, 2014 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #27

    @22 lilong

    i completely agree.

    the action i have taken myself i would not try to force upon anyone else as i could be as wrong as the person i am sitting next to ! there is just no sure way of knowing.

    we all call pards/ashley or whoever else from what it looks like from where we are sitting and what we know but in reality with all the info things could be the polar opposites ! until they are truthful with us and let us know the real story there will always be contoversy and unrest umongst supporters.

  • firebug666

    Apr 23, 2014 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #28


    I have been a supporter of this club for 52 years, in that time I have lived through the bad times, the very bad times and the good times, I am now living through some more very bad times, but am I delusional actually no I am not. I know in my heart that the good times will come again. Do I feel the need to swear or call fellow fans names, no in actual fact I think this is the time when fans need to show they are united.

    I will always respect the points of view of others, and I expect they will in turn respect mine, I don’t need to rant and rave, just put my point across as I see it.

  • TurkishFan101

    Apr 23, 2014 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #29


    Go back to sleep you puppet.

    All I see here is a big blob of BS.

    Also, what has my Uni life, me ranting on a streaming website owned by a mate got to do with you.

    “Your a liar worst of all though, you stated you knew, 100% Ashley’s intentions ”

    I have never ever said this.

    Do you really need to start lying to cover up your absolute stupidity?

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Apr 23, 2014 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #30

    He says all the right things there, but I doubt he will be back. He is a Newcastle fan, but he is hardly a die hard. I played footy with him up at Gossy Park a number of times, and he is far more likely to move to a club competing for trophies then come bcd here. Maybe one day, but it certainly won’t be this summer – or any in the near future.

    There is also the small matter of Celtic having put a price tag of £10million on him when Barca and a few others were rumoured to be interested.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Apr 23, 2014 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #31

    Sorry, @26 should have said does care about bad publicity.

  • jazzyp

    Apr 23, 2014 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #32

    But that is your opinion mate is it not.If fans choose to go to the games then let em.Its none of yours or Turkish’s business.Do fans that go to the games come on here and slag off you lot who choose to stay away if you have ever been to a game that is .
    My point I tried to make earlier is was there any divide in fans when we are doing well……… there isn’t.
    If we had had a cracking season and qualified for Europe and played attractive football, there would be none of this bullsh@t fans being deluded going to the games boll@cks

  • Average_Contents

    Apr 23, 2014 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #33

    Some essays in here today like lol

  • jazzyp

    Apr 23, 2014 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #34

    Is that your claim to fame matey lol. I think he would be a quality addition if he came back pal,But like you say his price tag may scare us away

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 23, 2014 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #35

    Yes you did lad, you were bleating on about how you knew his intentions but couldn’t mention your sources!!!

    Turns out source is a farmer in the West Country

    The point being you’ve listed your abodes, none of the in the North East (not North West) so i highly doubt you’ve give up Jack sh1t to justify your attitude towards fellow fans

  • Williamson is Bramble in disguise

    Apr 23, 2014 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #36

    People say about a boycott, or this or that, 20,000 fans running and sitting down on the pitch would do the trick! before or after the game….

  • jazzyp

    Apr 23, 2014 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #37

    Sorry about that one mate-Bet ya read it though !!

  • TurkishFan101

    Apr 23, 2014 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #38


    It has been 6 years since the takeover.

    “we all call pards/ashley or whoever else from what it looks like from where we are sitting and what we know but in reality with all the info things could be the polar opposites ! until they are truthful with us and let us know the real story there will always be contoversy and unrest umongst supporters.”

    Seriously….. It has been 6 years and apart from the first few months when he was having pints with fans and talking to them personally what has happened since.

    Will you be saying this when you live your last few minutes of your life as well..


    “Do I feel the need to swear or call fellow fans names, no in actual fact I think this is the time when fans need to show they are united.”

    I only swear back to people that feel it its appropriate to swear and be in-appropriate to me first.

    Ok, you feel the good times will come back, its been 6 years since he has took over, if no change has happened since then, what will change untill he is forced out then?

    You tell me, you have supposedly supported this club for 52 years but what difference does that make to any other nufc fan? There are new fans that support this club everyday just like any other club.

    Some fans have had anough and rightly so are reacting pro-actively because it has been 6 years, how much longer can you wait?

    Till the club is transformed into a mega SportsDirect store and then say “Its too late now…”

  • martoon

    Apr 23, 2014 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #39

    Turkish @10 – You are clearly too stupid to understand that just because you own a business you cannot simply take money out unless it is in the form of salary, bonus etc. It has been discussed to death on here that the only money Ashley has ever taken is £11m which was part of a further £29m loan and he deferred the rest.
    I’m not an Ashley supporter but just trying to show that my season ticket money goes into the business not Ashley’s pocket.

  • croftus5678

    Apr 23, 2014 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #40

    my positive out of this season is that at the start i said we would be in the top 10 and as well as we did in the 1st half of the season i said i’d be happy with that and i cant really go back on my word or i’d be a hipocrit.


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