Newcastle Offered Spanish International In January


It’s quite obvious that Sporting Lisbon are very willing to sell their winger Diego Capel, and Newcastle have been linked with having an interest in him for over twelve months now.

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Diego Capel – Sporting Lisbon seem desperate to get rid of him

Last January he was available for around £5M, but that was probably too much for owner Mike Ashley to pay for the then 25 year-old, but now he is available for less than that because Sporting Lisbon want his huge wages off their wage bill.

The reason they want his huge wages off their wage bill is he simply isn’t producing for the Lisbon club, and hence they are willing to make a deal (any deal) to get him off the books.

The Portuguese newspaper O Jogo have published an article reporting that Sporting Lisbon would be willing to ‘negotiate immediately’ with Newcastle United, so that he can join Newcastle in January.

But why would we want a player – who is on (very) high wages – who is not delivering for his current club?

Mike Ashley may be a lot of things, but he’s not daft,  and we’d be surprised if Newcastle show any interest in the 26 year-old Spanish International in this transfer window.

O Jogo seem to be a front to negotiate for Sporting Lisbon,  and they have reported that the Lisbon club would be willing to do a loan deal followed by a permanent transfer – anything to get his wages off the books.

There is a reason why Sporting Lisbon seem desperate to offload this player – and believe us – it’s not because he’s been playing great for them.

It’s also not like Newcastle are short of wingers either.

Here’s some information on the player:

  • Diego has played for all the Spanish Youth sides – from U16 through U23, and he made 61 appearances for the Youth sides and also has two full caps.
  • He was brought through the Sevilla youth system as a youngster, and he made his debut for Sevilla at age 17, and played 173 times for the club with 12 goals before joining Sporting Lisbon in 2011 on a five year contract.
  • In three seasons in Lisbon he has made 114 appearances with 15 goals.

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166 comments so far

  • Ron Knee

    Jan 11, 2015 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #1

    B&B
    But if they did make a decision this week (unlikely, I know), wouldn’t the new coach (assuming it’s not Carver) want to get started right away?

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  • g.s.tooner

    Jan 11, 2015 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #2

    no thanks

    we’re set for wingers that can’t cross and dont score enough goals

    i think we need a good one…

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  • Sazzer

    Jan 11, 2015 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #3

    My prediction is that Lacazette will not leave Lyon in this window. He will leave in the summer.

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  • JDdubai

    Jan 11, 2015 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #4

    And Lacazette will be playing champions league next season, either with Lyon or another club.

    We missed our chance last year,.

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  • Sliema

    Jan 11, 2015 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #5

    We definitely need a better winger than this lad.

    I do like Ayew though.

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  • mydogscalledperez

    Jan 11, 2015 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #6

    a no go this one, not performing and on high wages, not French and not the correct age.

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  • croftus5678

    Jan 11, 2015 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #7

    obertan has impressed me / rolando the same / cabella is finding his feet now / goofy could do well if we are attack minded like chelsea game / guti is still on the books / callum is waiting to come through and imo river is more a winger than a striker and if all that goes pear shaped we have sissoko/raylor/santon/dummett/hairdryer/janmaat that can cover.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 11, 2015 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #8

    Loic Remy, what team is he playing for these days – or which bench is he sitting on? 🙂

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  • croftus5678

    Jan 11, 2015 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #9

    @8 jesper

    we was always aware its all about money with him and he doesnt care for club or country !

    shame as he’s a good player and he’s wasted on another teams bench.

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  • BandB

    Jan 11, 2015 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #10

    jesper,

    I suppose if he is on the telly in May, still in his tracksuit, getting his hands on the Premiership trophy or European Cup for a few seconds as champagne pops and ticker-tape falls, he’ll not be feeling he’s missed out on much.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 11, 2015 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #11

    Croftus/BandB…I know he is all about the money – called that one before we signed him on loan, but just couldn’t remember if it was somewhere in posh Chelsea he was warming the bench in his tracksuit? 🙂

    …I see the pull London have – I have lived there and is nothing in England like (not even in Europe on my book)

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  • Mag52

    Jan 11, 2015 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #12

    Another @&$&&@&$ winger ! What about a CF who knows where the goal is ?

    Catchy (previous post)

    Falcao wasn’t on the Man.U.bench today because they didn’t have room for him ( one of the top players in Europe) such is the wealth of talent at their disposal.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 11, 2015 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #13

    *and there is nothing in England like it

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  • BandB

    Jan 11, 2015 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #14

    jesper,

    You haven’t been to Bedlington then?

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 11, 2015 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #15

    BandB…I am sure Bedlington has alot to offer – it’s close to Blyth for one 😉

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Jan 11, 2015 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #16

    Can just see Garde meeting the squad `And pray where ees monsieur SHO-LA Zee slayerer of Zee Makemses`

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  • Munster Mag

    Jan 11, 2015 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #17

    Why do people keep asking why venables was at the match? He played for chelsea ffs. Football existed prior to Sky tv u know….

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  • beermonkey

    Jan 11, 2015 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #18

    munster

    it was his bday as well

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  • BandB

    Jan 11, 2015 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #19

    Jesp,

    Its high street boasts two of the finest video rental shops/general dealers anywhere in the Blyth Valley.

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 11, 2015 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #20

    So where in England have you actually lived jesper? 😐

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Jan 11, 2015 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #21

    In 2014, together with his wife, Venables opened a boutique hotel and restaurant in the Alicante region of Spain

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  • toon kk

    Jan 11, 2015 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #22

    Catchy from previous post.
    You really are a idiot if you think our squad is better than man u.

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 11, 2015 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #23

    Ferryhill has not one but two tat huts a b&m bargains, 2 bookies a pound shop FOUR pizza shops and any thing that isnt one of those is a pub.

    You have not lived jesper. You have not lived.

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jan 11, 2015 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #24

    I’ve just read that the Venebles to be interviewed for Newcastle job! I do fcuking hope not!

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 11, 2015 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #25

    Toonkk careful mate we are as likely to beat southampton as get stuffed by them. You know how this works.

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  • bladeuser

    Jan 11, 2015 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #26

    JESPER
    explain what u mean by there is nothing like it in england i am curious

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 11, 2015 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #27

    Not Telly Vegetable. Please no that would be a cruel joke.

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  • BandB

    Jan 11, 2015 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #28

    Tsunki,

    I’m telling you what though. People talk about Bath and Cheltenham. But if you want twenty Lamberts, a bag of Bombay Mix and a VHS copy of Fatal Instinct, nowhere beats Ferryhill. Plus stunning twilight vistas of Spennymoor.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 11, 2015 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #29

    Tsunki…it’s true I have only lived in London so cannot say for certainty there isn’t a finer place in all of England 🙂

    …I have visited Bath (loved it), Southampton, Brighton, Oxford (beautiful), Cambridge (beautiful) and been up north to Edinburgh and Glasgow (from an architect’s point of view very interesting)

    Fell in love with a Mackintosh house up there (plus the scenery is was beautiful)

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 11, 2015 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #30

    bladeuser…London is just like my second home mate 🙂

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  • BandB

    Jan 11, 2015 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #31

    Basic Instinct, even. I’ve just shelled my own post!

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 11, 2015 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #32

    BandB…is video still a big thing up there? 😉

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 11, 2015 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #33

    Tsunki…maybe you guys need to draw me a map of places to see in Northumberland before you die 😀

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 11, 2015 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #34

    BandB…so Cheltenham you say – Is that nice?

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 11, 2015 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #35

    I love London, go there often for a weekend to do a few restaraunts and mooch about, stay in a good hotel, but basically for me its kinda more of everything in one place. I know Im biased but I genuinely feel like Newcastle is a really great city to hang about in.

    Ah yes, Spennymoor. Gateway to Bishop Auckland and the West. What did Keats say about Spennymoor again? Oh yes, thats it I recall now……..
    Nothing.

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  • BandB

    Jan 11, 2015 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #36

    jesper,

    The only time we went to Cheltenham was for the Gold Cup with some Irish friends. As a result I remember nothing at all about Cheltenham. Not even the races.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 11, 2015 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #37

    Colo doesn’t manage well any more with a poor partner like Willo. Any normal club would have taken care of this deficiency long ago. But we still sit on our hands. It’s ridiculous. The remainder of the season is going to be a tough struggle in my opinion with not enough goals in the side and a porous defense. What does Ashley expect to happen? I think he just wants us to stagger through it and finish somewhere around 12th to 15th. That’s probably what we’ll do as well. Boring Ashley. Useless lack of ambition.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 11, 2015 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #38

    Southampton were brilliant defending the lead today. They looked totally calm and collected. ManU never looked likely to draw even. I have to say I loved watching the Mancs have another loss shoved down their throats.

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  • bladeuser

    Jan 11, 2015 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #39

    Oh i thought u meant the people who ignore u the gangs muggings stabbings slums dodgy mps no coastline lakes mountain ranges i will give u the queen but london can keep her or am i being an ignorant northaner

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 11, 2015 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #40

    I’m tempted to take the shackles off beermonkey and let him have a go at Ashley. His back pockets look far too dry. Harrumph!

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