Newcastle Striker Target Makes Debut For Spain


Newcastle United were linked with 21 year-old Spanish striker Juanmi Jimenez of Malaga on Sunday, and he made his debut tonight starting for Spain in Amsterdam against Holland, and Daryl Janmaat made his return to the Holland side at right back in a game in which both sides played well with Holland winning 2-0.

Juanmi Jimenez

Juanmi Jimenez in Malaga colors – first cap tonight for Spain

Two first half goals from De Vrij (13 mins) and Klaassen (16) were enough to give Holland a very good win and they looked impressive, especially in the first half.

Juanmi has played for the Spanish U17, U18 and U19 sides and he was in the Spanish side who won two consecutive UEFA European Under-19 Championships, scoring two goals in the 2011 tournament in Romania.

Newcastle have done a lot of scouting in Spain this season, and it’s not too surprising we will be linked with a number of Spanish players in the summer.

Jimenez played well tonight on his International debut, and he looked sharp in front of goal.

Maybe bigger clubs may be zoning in on the young Spanish striker this summer, given he has become a full Spanish International at just 21.

And  his previous transfer price of £3M may have just gone up too.

Daryl Janmaat played the whole game tonight and he was solid as usual, and Daryl  seems to come through the game uninjured – which is good news.

It was good to see one of Newcastle’s best players this season finally make a return to the Holland side after his mistake last September in the Czech Republic.

Tim Krul was on the bench and there was a rare start for 29 year-old Kenneth Vermeer of Feyenoord, and he had a very good game.

England drew with Italy 1-1 in Turin, after looking mediocre in the first half when Italy went ahead with a goal from Southampton’s Graziano Pelle after 29 minutes.

But England improved in the second half and equalized with a brilliant 25 yard effort from Spurs’ Andros Townsend.

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11 comments so far

  • Average_Contents

    Mar 31, 2015 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #1

    It’s not that I couldn’t care less Magscar. I felt, minus the naughty words (i use on occasion) that my “rant of fury” as it shall now be known, rang true.

    My point being that my point was still valid regardless of the profanities used.

    In my opinion of course.

    I do not wish you to hitch your wagon upon mine or anyone else’s. Your free to do whatever you please. As is everyone.

    The problem as I see it and how can I say this, the thing that “gets me” is when they/him/it get active encouragement or I didn’t see it.

    As for you letting some of my posts slide. Thanks.

    I remember one instance where the poster activily supported a terrorist act upon innocents and said they deserved it. Not to mention enjoyment out of soldiers getting tortured.

    I apologised to the blog for my language in reply but definitely not the meaning of my posts towards that particularly vile terrorist.

    Did you also let that poster slide. Or did you not see it?

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  • optimistic prime

    Mar 31, 2015 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #2

    Is he free?

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  • croftus5678

    Mar 31, 2015 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #3

    the lad did very well and will improve us a lot however i dont believe he’s a true no9 as he doesnt seem strong enough ! he plays well on the back 4 though and will no doubt improve.

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  • firebug666

    Mar 31, 2015 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #4

    It’s just one more name out of the hundreds we will be linked with from now till September.

    Our club always keep their targets top secret so as not to upset the fans pre-season.

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  • croftus5678

    Mar 31, 2015 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #5

    @1 op

    not free but had very low value ! however i think his value has just increased after that game as a few teams should rightfully have their eyes on him now.

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  • lesh

    Mar 31, 2015 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #6

    Young Flaco (Jiminez) sounds like a prospect and a half.

    No doubt priced out of Ashley’s league by virtue of his full cap!.

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  • lesh

    Mar 31, 2015 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #7

    Optimistic by name and by nature……. Is he free indeed!

    Worry not though, Ashley’ll have him on his radar in five or so years time!

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  • manxpie

    Mar 31, 2015 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #8

    Been a nice fun blog today I see?

    is it Ok to talk nufc yet?

    On the McClaren link I’m sure he was at a couple of our training sessions a couple of seasons ago I remember the story so he’s obviously very much on the radar of Ashley

    Wether it was pardew, Carr or Ashley who brought him down I don’t know but he certainly has quite a big link right there

    so I wouldn’t dismiss him as our next manager at all

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  • firebug666

    Mar 31, 2015 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #9

    Average

    I remember that night with Dull whatever his name was, and he deserved all he got.

    Magscar

    Just curious; but do you ever post any actual football related comments?

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  • jasonmag

    Mar 31, 2015 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #10

    firebug is right we keep our targets secret, the names banded around on here are probably not on our radar, or in our price range

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  • Belfast

    Mar 31, 2015 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #11

    So what did dulc actually say I’m curious?

    He was driving through motorways one night that was fun.

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