Newcastle After Spanish Stopper Cuesta

Whether or not Newcastle can stay in the Premier League this season, there will be a huge clear-out of the Newcastle squad this summer, and they couldn’t have done much worse this year on the pitch with just two wins in our 16 total games played.

julian cuesta

Julian Cuesta – Almeria goalkeeper

We will be in deep relegation trouble on Saturday if we lose at Leicester City, and Sunderland manage to beat Southampton at the Stadium of Light.

With just three games to play after Saturday, that would probably make Newcastle the favorites for the drop along with Burnley and QPR, and unless we can get out of our death dive we’ll be relegated.

Tim Krul is just one of our players who seems to want out this summer, so it’s not surprising that Newcastle are being linked with goalkeepers at the moment.

Karl Darlow will be coming in from Nottingham Forest to join the first team squad, and Rob Elliot will probably stay so we need one more experienced goalkeeper so we don’t go through the season with only two experienced goalkeepers as we’ve done this season – and paid for it.

Newcastle today have been linked today with 24 year-old 6’5″ goalkeeper Julian Cuesta of Almeria, and he is one of the best goalkeepers in La Liga at the moment.

Tottenham are also after him as a replacement for Hugo Lloris – who is expected to leave for a Champions League club this summer.

The report is in the Spanish newspaper Marca, and as his height might suggest the goalkeeper is very good in the air at taking crosses and is a good all round goalkeeper.

Cuesta has made a total of 19 appearances for Almeria this season, and he will jump at the chance of playing in the Premier League.

However, like most of Newcastle’s targets this summer a bigger club in Spurs are reported in the lead for his signature, and the Granada born Cuesta is expected to leave the club, whether or not Almeria are relegated.

Currently they are just two points above the drop zone on 31 points with four games to play.

If Newcastle are relegated,  we will need a new list of targets for the summer transfer window, and maybe the club will again go with only two goalkeepers next season in an attempt to reduce costs – since the cut in revenue in the Championship will be significant.

Comments welcome.

12 comments so far

  • N1CK06

    May 1, 2015 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #1

    It’s a shame, I think Krul is a good keeper but has lost interest in Newcastle. His performance seems to have dropped since last season. Under the right coaching I’m sure he can improve a great deal more and he probably knows that he want get that if he stays.

  • N1CK06

    May 1, 2015 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #2


  • thejokethatisnufc

    May 1, 2015 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #3

    I’m getting very sick and tired of John Carver he needs to be put in his place.

  • Rotonda heights

    May 1, 2015 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #4


    I don’t rate woodman as a coach and i think krul has really gone backwards under him. who wouldn’t though under carver, stone, watson and woodman, the worst backroom staff in the division.

  • jayphoto

    May 1, 2015 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #5

    @rotonda – i think woodman coaches as he played! He spent alot (all i think) of his career in the 3rd n 4th tiers where the most important thing for keepers is crosses, shot stopping and punting it as far as he can! Coincidentally all our keepers are good shot stoppers and strong on crosses but awful with their feet! Kruls mistakes this season have been from concentration and poor decisions not poor technical ability. Its probably linked to the fact the club lied through their teeth to keep him here for another season and he wants out

  • hibbit

    May 1, 2015 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #6

    ed you can have as many players on the list as you like but the word has spread that we are a club with problems a dictator for a owner…… a chairman / director of football who knows nowt about football……. a coaching set up thats sunday league at best……. a club were the bottom line matters more then results…… we might have a queue of accountants waiting to join us but not players

  • Rotonda heights

    May 1, 2015 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #7

    Magpies favourite McClaren thinks Carver has ‘handled’ job well.
    – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

    If any sane person thinks losing 7 in a row is ‘ handling it well” it shows how much expectations are lowered for the next NUFC manager.

    If that is doing well I dread to think what Mclaren thinks doing badly would be.

    McLaren has such a chequered history having failed with England, Wolsburg, Twente 2nd time around, Forest and is now losing it at Derby.

    If we can’t get Ashley out then please at !least give us someone like Paco Jemez. Carver and McLaren aren’t going to shift those ST’s any time soon.

  • geordieviking

    May 1, 2015 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #8

    Never wanted to post this and I’d rather stay neutral but I’m getting fed up with the stupid backbiting on here. The worst group by far are JFA, OP and AC (not sure how many people that is but they all use the same bad language and make the same grammatical errors). Then, of course they’re helped by their enforcer Mr Tuff.
    Give it break lads, you’ve got more to offer when you stick to football.

  • jayphoto

    May 1, 2015 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #9

    Im guessing any worse words to Carver from Mclaren were said out of kindness rather than actual honesty. He’s doing a terrible job and the world can see it! Injury wise he’s not had it much worse than Pardew did! Pretty sure he ok’d the sale of Santon (think he said he did) and he definitely told them the squad was good enough! He told us all.
    Any suspensions are partly on him for obvious lack of discipline at the club!
    Pardews an average manager but i think he would have picked up enough points with whats available to keep us 10th or 11th.
    Carvers problems are all over the place, tactics, selection etc
    I think 95% of toon fans can see the following things but he persists with them:
    Perez can’t play uptop alone
    Gouffran should only play as a striker
    Sammy is only affective off the bench and runs out of steam after 30 mins. Should probably be made a paolo wanchope like striker….
    Cabella is in awful form, needs a rest
    4-2-3-1 hasn’t worked for 5 seasons
    Willo shouldn’t play. (Ok he has no choice on this one)
    We have a short squad. Don’t play high balls unless Rivieres on the pitch.

  • Average_Contents

    May 1, 2015 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #10

    Jfa, OP and AC. That’s er..Hang on..wait…yes that’s it. Three. Sorry about the sarcasm. I do not wish to antagonise you any further.

    You failed to mention others who also use bad language and grammatical errors but that’s okay.

    I now ignore the ones who come on just for arguments sake so not really getting your point tbh.

    Here’s a friendly tip – if you don’t like it don’t read it.


  • geordieviking

    May 1, 2015 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #11

    “Here’s a friendly tip – if you don’t like it don’t read it.”

    Why do people say that? If you by her to think about it it’s totally illogical. 🙂

  • KevinLee

    May 1, 2015 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #12



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