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Who Is Guilherme Siqueira – 8 Facts On The Player

9:36 am, Saturday, January 30th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 16 Comments

Assuming everything goes well and Atletico Madrid left back Guilherme Siqueira passes his medical he should become Newcastle´s fourth signing of January and the first defender we have signed.

He is expected to sign a loan deal through the end of the season.


Atletico Madrid left back Guilherme Siqueira

Here are some facts on the player.

  1. He was born in Florianópolis, Brazil in April 1986.
  2. After beginning his early career in Brazil with clubs like Figueirense and Ipatinga, Siqueira was signed by Udinese in Italy in 2006 and was there for four years and played 29 times for the Italian club.
  3. In 2010 he signed on for Granada and stayed there for four years and played 108 times with 13 goals for them before moving to Atletico Madrid 18 months ago.
  4. While at Granada he went on a season-long loan to Benfica in the 2013-2014 season and 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.
  5. In the last 18 months since joining Atletico Madrid he has played a total of 45 times for the Spanish club but only 7 times for them this season.
  6. His contract at Atletico Madrid lasts through June of 2018.
  7. He stands 6ft tall
  8. Sky Sports´ Guillem Balague in Spain has said today that Guilherme is a better attacking full-back than than defending – and that he will settle quickly at Newcastle.

He should be a good signing for us through the end of the season and maybe we can sign him permanently in the summer if he performs well for us and we are still a Premier League club by then.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Newcastle News · Recruitment · Scouting Network · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

16 responses so far ↓

  • 1 reilly // Jan 30, 2016 at 9:38 AM

    Guillem Balague Verified account

    Valencia and Turkish teams have approached Siqueira as he was close to agree a loan deal with Newcastle. He will now take time to decide

  • 2 Jib // Jan 30, 2016 at 9:43 AM

    When he was at Benfica they won the Portuguese 1st Division

  • 3 Ian Toon // Jan 30, 2016 at 9:45 AM

    See Sunderland have pulled out of signing Debuchy on loan for £1 million.

  • 4 Fostino // Jan 30, 2016 at 9:47 AM


    Yiu sure that’s balagues correct account

  • 5 Fostino // Jan 30, 2016 at 9:49 AM

    Looks like the account is correct and he is stalling

  • 6 Bambams // Jan 30, 2016 at 9:52 AM

    We were linked with another LB ….
    If this fella doesn’t want to sign then we must move on. How many times has this happened, can’t be left standing with fingers crossed

  • 7 AncientC // Jan 30, 2016 at 9:53 AM

    Siqueira would still be featuring for Atletico if they had not signed Felipe Luis back from Chelsea.

  • 8 Valid point // Jan 30, 2016 at 9:56 AM

    Leftback is more needed than a striker in my opinion, hope we get him!

  • 9 Nufc-83 // Jan 30, 2016 at 9:57 AM

    On gomis I honestly believe shelvey has said go get him as they used to link up really well and shelvey used to look for him all the time over the top. At the moment he won’t be relishing having mitro in front of him who doesn’t make any runs in behind taking away a big part of his game. I do like mitro but I think he needs to be the Deeney with someone playing up with him like ighalo

  • 10 switch365 // Jan 30, 2016 at 10:00 AM

    Shame Debuchy can’t play left-back

  • 11 Ian Toon // Jan 30, 2016 at 10:02 AM

    We need a pacy playing on the shoulder of last defender. Mitro is a bit of a slouch. Berahino.

  • 12 hibbitt // Jan 30, 2016 at 10:03 AM

    we were never in for rhodes boro were the only club to bid…. 9m plus 2m if they go up ……if his goals get them up he’s worth every penny………..for the fans who don’t think he’s worth it but wanted Karanka as our manager rhodes is karanka choice will be interesting how this turns out !!

  • 13 AncientC // Jan 30, 2016 at 10:11 AM

    Can you imagine Gomis and Cisse playing together, the offside dream team partnership.

  • 14 Jib // Jan 30, 2016 at 11:05 AM

  • 15 Jib // Jan 30, 2016 at 11:23 AM

  • 16 voodoo85 // Jan 30, 2016 at 12:31 PM

    Lee RyderVerified account ?@lee_ryder 3 hrs3 hours ago
    Guilherme Siqueira set to tie up loan move to #nufc over weekend but will be signed as back-up player to offer cover #Nufc

    Don’t know why he would be used as cover, play him and get on long term deal if works well

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