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Newcastle Reportedly Rate Fleet-Footed Ecuador International Very Highly



Newcastle are reportedly keen on Real Valladolid winger Gonzalo Plata. The 22-year-old is in Ecuador’s starting eleven against Qatar today to kick off the 2022 World Cup. Despite only turning 22 earlier this month, Plata already has 30 caps for Ecuador.

Journalist Dean Jones, in Give Me Sport, touts Plata to star on the world stage while claiming Newcastle rate him highly. Brighton, who have three of Plata’s international teammates on board, are also tracking the winger.

Plata joined Valladolid this past summer moving from Portuguese giants Sporting CP for around £2.5m. He spent two seasons in Lisbon with 38 appearances and 8 goal contributions. He is an academy product of Ecuador’s Independiente, which is where Brighton star Moises Caicedo got his start.


Plata has continued his upward trajectory this season with 2 assists in his 10 appearances in Spain. While two injuries have limited him, there is little the 5’10” speedster can’t do on the flanks.

The left footer is primarily deployed on the right where he can cut inside. While his pace and dribbling skill often catch the eye, he can pick out a pass and also is very tenacious off the ball.

Plata is one of a number of up-and-coming stars that Newcastle should have their eye on in this World Cup. He certainly fits the bill for what Newcastle are looking for in a wide attacker. Though he only just joined Valladolid in the summer with a contract to 2027.

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343 comments so far

  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Nov 20, 2022 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #41

    I would have loved Qatar to win 1-0. The conspiracy theories would have overwhelmed the flat Earth guys

    1
  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Nov 20, 2022 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #42

    what a goal

    0
  • Romford mag

    Nov 20, 2022 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #43

    Uncertain
    From previous:

    Sorry mate I tried , but looks like ya on your own down the bottom 😉

    1
  • Toon fans bad

    Nov 20, 2022 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #44

    The Pope would have had that

    1
  • Romford mag

    Nov 20, 2022 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #45

    Dunno about the keeper being gash ! The whole team are !

    1
  • Toon fans bad

    Nov 20, 2022 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #46

    Rom,

    It’ll be the same as the FPL mate. I’ll do ok, but everyone else will fluke all their points 😆

    2
  • Romford mag

    Nov 20, 2022 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #47

    Aye that’s what happens to me anall mate , jammy feckers 😉
    😆

    2
  • John Carnivore

    Nov 20, 2022 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #48

    TDS has Enner Valencia as his captain in the fantasy World Cup. What a good start.

    0
  • Flurzinho

    Nov 20, 2022 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #49

    This game shows what a joke FIFA have turned the “World Cup” in to.
    Qatar are not even a Sunday league team,absolutely shocking!

    3
  • Zhongguo Geordie

    Nov 20, 2022 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #50

    I’ve met smarter flat earth guys than you Peter. Or at least ones that can argue their corner without debasing themselves.

    7
  • Munster Mag

    Nov 20, 2022 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #51

    There used to be an Irish commentator who was obsessed with English football. Some obscure players wud get highlighted, provided they had links to the English game. So it might be something like….” Plata, pacy right winger for Ecuador…played with Luton Town for half a season, 6 years ago….”

    “Ibarra….trialled with Leyton Orient two years ago before joining Coventry on loan for 6 months…”

    The guy could be with Barca now, but the trials at Orient etc were always mentioned as though more important 🙂

    3
  • Swablr

    Nov 20, 2022 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #52

    Raj, your post way back at 12.39 pm rings true with me. I come from a seafaring family who were also labour, and like you, I’ve got no interest in politics. In addition, although coming from South Shields, many people find it strange that I have no interest in fishing, and I don’t like being on the beach.

    5
  • John Carnivore

    Nov 20, 2022 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #53

    Love a bit of gammon me like. Done in the slow cooker. Underrated cut of meat.

    3
  • JohnJ

    Nov 20, 2022 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #54

    Wor B,

    I love that Maddison’s near the top of your Christmas tree.

    He’s on my Christmas wish list….. pretty please with a cherry on top!

    🙂

    2
  • JohnJ

    Nov 20, 2022 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #55

    I see the Qatar are getting beat 2 – 0 by Ecuador!

    I’m not displeased by that.

    2
  • Romford mag

    Nov 20, 2022 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #56

    Dion Dublin saying Qatar players playing the ball too much and should give it to the players that can play !!

    They are they keep giving the ball to Ecuador !!

    😆

    3
  • Assassins Inc

    Nov 20, 2022 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #57

    Plata looks good but it’s against Qatar so really hard to judge, but look comfortable on the ball, riding tackles and crossing ball in, scored three goals in World Cup qualifiers.

    If Eddie rates him, we can trust the Gaffer.

    1
  • Zhongguo Geordie

    Nov 20, 2022 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #58

    I got a girlfriend that’s better than that, nothing is better than this.

    1
  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Nov 20, 2022 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #59

    So I asked DayvanCowboy if he was British, because I asked him what the quote gammon means and if it referred to me, he responded with: “yeah sure sweet cheeks, it refers to you and a few others Fenham, shocked you had to ask really, and for what it means, well it’s generally a slur relating to the archetype of a red faced, angry, pompous, jingoistic, and stereotypically British right-winger…..Hope that clears things up”

    So his response to me where I asked if he was British:

    “DayvanCowboy
    Nov 20, 2022 at 1:08 PM
    Comment #107
    Fenham, I’am indeed, unfortunately…… I’ll patiently wait for the usual come back…….”

    OK here is my response and final one. This guy finds it unfortunate to be British. Yet we have millions of people over the years who have starved to death because of famine and their crops didn’t grow, as they were tragically unlucky to be born and from a certain parts of Africa. You have so many illegal immigrants risking their lives in dingy’s to get into the UK. You have thousands of innocent people losing their lives in a war torn country of Ukraine who would love to live in a free world within the safe haven of the UK…

    Many of these poor unfortunate people would do anything in their power to be British, born in the UK so that they and their family are safe. Yet People like DayvanCowboy find it embarrassing to be part of the UK and British? IMO people like him is one of the major reason(s) why this planet is going stir crazy at the moment. His toxicity was evident for all to see…Why? If he is so embarrassed to be British try saying that to all the men that has fought for this country’s freedom, (thousands upon thousands have lost their lives fighting for queen and country to ensure a safe world, democracy, freedom, free speech is allowed to thrive…Also try saying that to all the Ukrainian people who have hugely respected all the help that the UK have supplied to them in the face of tyranny to assist in the fight against the monster Putin.

    People like DayvanCowboy if they’re so embarrassed by being British should go and live in either a country from the 3rd world, an oppressive country (so many of them like China, North Korea for example) or Russia and see how he feels then. He’d coming running back with his tail between his legs begging to be British again.

    Sickening behaviour zero loyalty and non-patriotic.

    28
  • CLINT FLICK

    Nov 20, 2022 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #60

    ZG…
    …is it?

    0
  • Zhongguo Geordie

    Nov 20, 2022 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #61

    Blue Thunder – Galaxie 500

    0
  • Zhongguo Geordie

    Nov 20, 2022 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #62

    Fenham what makes you’re more british than me. Makes me sick EDL raol moat types like you think yoy represent our country.

    23
  • The Prince's Mate

    Nov 20, 2022 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #63

    Any bets on how soon The Pun or Daily Scar announce the first fan fatality at a game caused by the heat?
    Not too long me thinks

    2
  • Zhongguo Geordie

    Nov 20, 2022 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #64

    Our, my country, has lost about 50% of our strength through morons like you and Tuff.

    11
  • DrGloom

    Nov 20, 2022 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #65

    Fenham, strange post – I have served in the army and had no real allegiance to queen and country… I fought with and for my mates

    12
  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Nov 20, 2022 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #66

    Zhongguo Geordie

    That’s the second time you’ve called me raol moat who is a police and woman killer.

    Think that’s clever do you?

    10
  • The Taco Taker

    Nov 20, 2022 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #67

    hmm TDS has Valencia as captain in FWC (20 points) but he is on the bench as last priority sub. He might regret that.

    0
  • Zhongguo Geordie

    Nov 20, 2022 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #68

    If being afraid is a crime well hang side by side

    2
  • The Prince's Mate

    Nov 20, 2022 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #69

    Jeeesus…I thought this was a sports blog…I’m going back to bed

    6
  • Zhongguo Geordie

    Nov 20, 2022 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #70

    Not really. Just think you’re a piece of shit

    13
  • The Prince's Mate

    Nov 20, 2022 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #71

    Fenham…stop taking the bait

    2
  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Nov 20, 2022 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #72

    For the record I’m no EDL right wing twat.

    Just standing my ground as I put Munster straight for the total unnecessary persistence in slandering England.

    So for telling Munster to stop it and wind his neck in I’m branded a right wing gammon by DayvanCowboy. Not many have said anything here. Now I’m getting labelled a right wing extremist. And now a disgraceful comment from Zhongguo Geordie calling me a cop woman killer.

    This blog has turned into a disgraceful mire

    19
  • The Prince's Mate

    Nov 20, 2022 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #73

    If ANYONE is ashamed to live in my country, go and camp in Blunderland for a few weeks…that’ll teach ya

    7
  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 20, 2022 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #74

    munster,

    If you had just a modicum of self awareness you’d cop on to all the endlessly ironic and hypocritical comments you’ve bludgeoned us with over the years. I’ve never known such an obsessive as you. Hell I didn’t like Pardew but I’m not on here years later still bleating on about him.

    I can only assume you’ve been drinking again as you seem to have gotten progressively more abusive and obnoxious, once again having been reduced to calling people stupid idiots. What a charmless nerk you really are.

    14
  • Zhongguo Geordie

    Nov 20, 2022 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #75

    taking the bait? that c*nt is on.here daily being a wanker. thinks he’s hard too.

    22
  • Zhongguo Geordie

    Nov 20, 2022 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #76

    jesus Fenham, what crap

    13
  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Nov 20, 2022 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #77

    The Prince’s Mate

    I know you’re right. But I had to get my point across. The loonies are running amok on here an NUFC Blog.

    7
  • John Carnivore

    Nov 20, 2022 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #78

    Taco – he can bring him off the bench during the game week and get his points. Hope he doesn’t read this and is unaware though.

    1
  • The Prince's Mate

    Nov 20, 2022 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #79

    Hush Fenham hush,move on …its the best way

    1
  • Munster Mag

    Nov 20, 2022 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #80

    Fenham wouldn’t be the most educated man on here so that rant about Dayvan must have taken a while to put together.

    Zhon, have to agree, if I was English I wouldn’t want a guy like Fenham banging out his version of national identity all day. I have plenty of English relatives and none of them would chime with the Fenham or Tuffty diatribe. There again none of them spent a week in deep mourning when a woman they never met, passed away at 95 yrs old or whatever.

    10


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