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.

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