Report – Newcastle to Take Brazilian Full Back On Loan

Keith Downie of Sky Sports is reporting that Newcastle are ready to take 29 year-old Atletico Madrid’s Brazilian left back Guilherme Siqueira on loan for the rest of the season and in a late update from Keith he says Guilherme is expected at Newcastle over the weekend to take a medical.

It looks like this deal could be real!


29 year-old Atletico Madrid left back Guilherme Siqueira

The player has been at the Madrid club since the summer of 2014 when he signed on from Spanish club Granada, but he has played only 7 times for Atletico so far this season.

However, in the last 18 months since joining Atletico Madrid he has played a total of 45 times for the Spanish club.

There was news earlier today that we are interested in signing Valencia Argentine International left-back Lucas Orban on loan for the rest of the season – so it looks we will bring at least one left back in before Monday.

Orban can also play at center-back.

After beginning his career in Brazil Siqueira signed on at Udinese in Italy in 2006 and was there for four years before signing on at Granada.

He also stayed there for four years and played 108 times with 13 goals for Granada before moving to Atletico Madrid 18 months ago.

In the 2013-2014 season he went on a season long loan to Benfica and he played in the Europa League Final for Benfica when they lost to Sevilla on penalties.

In that season he played 33 times for the Portuguese giants, so he is an experienced player.

It could be that Newcastle are moving for some defenders who the Newcastle coach Ian Cathro knows about because of the time he spent in Spain as assistant manager at Valencia and in the same capacity with Rio Ave in Portugal.

Either of these left backs on loan would seem to be a good deal for Newcastle.


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