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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

  • The Prince's Mate

    Nov 20, 2022 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #121

    Gloom@115, too right my friend..unfortunately…too right

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  • Munster Mag

    Nov 20, 2022 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #122

    Fenham, looking at it dispassionately, you can see that a broad thinking guy like Zhon, or Dayvan, have no issues with 95%, at a guess, of people on here. They only dislike aggressive ponces like you with your little minded Daily Mail disposition.

    You can see that can’t you? Would it ever dawn on you to wonder why that might be?

    For example. I love reading Zhons obsession with youthful players. He has his beliefs and he is worth reading, but he doesn’t slag off people for not being uber Brits.

    Maybe the deep mourning affected you. You are definitely worse than when your queen was alive.

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Nov 20, 2022 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #123

    DayvanCowboy 140 characters or less please

    1
  • Ashingtoon62

    Nov 20, 2022 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #124

    Jail

    A tad slow the fantasy website,it’s even worse than the coal powered FPL one..

    As for those that are hopeful of doing sneaky transfers, in between matches.

    It looks like we are phooked..I mean they ffs! 😉

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Nov 20, 2022 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #125

    Rom @ 90 count me in

    1
  • The Prince's Mate

    Nov 20, 2022 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #126

    Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Nov 20, 2022 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #120
    TPM, as a Global satellite engineer, I can confirm that that the Earth is flat. With a slight curve. Here and there.
    ?
    only 360 degrees

    Ah, so it’s roundly flat…why didn’t you say so in the first place?….not too bright are ya my engineering friend?

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  • lochinvar

    Nov 20, 2022 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #127

    How big was the crowd for that must see ‘sell out’ opener at the World Cup ?

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  • The Taco Taker

    Nov 20, 2022 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #128

    Quite a lot of Qataris left the game at half time and even more after an hour or so. Maybe they were really expecting to win. I wonder if the will bother showing up for the Senegal & Netherlands games.

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Nov 20, 2022 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #129

    Munster. I have kept kept quiet with you. However, you are objectionable in the extreme. I do appreciate that you coach a team, which I know is hard work. You get my thumbs up for that.

    My mum, Irish, always told me. “If you can’t speak well of someone, say nothing at all”

    I have obviously ignored good advice.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 20, 2022 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #130

    Ashingtoon,
    Coal powered 😀
    Jeezus. They’ve used flint and kindling to get this thing fookin started 😀

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Nov 20, 2022 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #131

    TPM work out what 360 degrees means

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  • The Prince's Mate

    Nov 20, 2022 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #132

    lochinvarlochinvar

    Nov 20, 2022 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #127
    How big was the crowd for that must see ‘sell out’ opener at the World Cup ?

    About 60,000 me thinks

    Nov 20, 2022 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #127
    How big was the crowd for that

    About 60,000 me thinks

    1
  • The Prince's Mate

    Nov 20, 2022 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #133

    Repeat repeat…

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  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Nov 20, 2022 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #134

    2 things I took away from the WC opener.

    (1) Dodgy VAR decisions is not just confined to the EPL

    (2) Plata looks a decent player, only 22 but played like an experienced 28 year old international. Looks a decent player, hope there is truth in our interest in him. Looked into reports on him and he is a very grounded level headed young man and a good athlete and trainer. Right up Wor Eddies street

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  • The Prince's Mate

    Nov 20, 2022 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #135

    Easy…means a full sorcle…doesn’t it…wey aye man ya bugga

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 20, 2022 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #136

    TTT,
    I think the only ones left were the ones who had to clock in and out to get their match fee 😕

    5
  • NY Mag

    Nov 20, 2022 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #137

    Fenners,

    One thing I took from the opening game….it was crap with one team being marginally less crap than the other 🙂

    7
  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Nov 20, 2022 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #138

    oh Dawg, I am going to have to explain to TPM how to read a clock. Another 360 degrees.

    Maybe start with the 3 3 degrees and move on? Will try

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TyipwcgLqg&ab_channel=AUGUSTUS66ful

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  • The Prince's Mate

    Nov 20, 2022 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #139

    Pug…divvint fetch ya maths shite on here mind. Its a,footie blog…plus , ye na am brighter than most dwellers on he a ..like

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  • Ashingtoon62

    Nov 20, 2022 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #140

    My Tawa is 360 degrees and that is flat…

    1
  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Nov 20, 2022 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #141

    I am thicker than pig s*** obviously. My grammar is not bad mind.

    1
  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Nov 20, 2022 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #142

    NY mag, that 2nd goal was very well taken.

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  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Nov 20, 2022 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #143

    1300hrs kick off against Iran tomorrow. Ffs?

    Plenty of sickies getting put in tomorrow. I’ve just emailed my MD and advised him that my cat has stumped it’s paw on a door frame and is limping so I have it booked in at the vets for 1300hrs to have it x-rated…He said “it’s fine thanks for letting me know. By the way my parrot has just told the kids to F off so has it booked in at 1300hrs with a parrot whisperer to learn it some manners”. 😉

    9
  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Nov 20, 2022 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #144

    First game is always disappointing.

    1
  • NY Mag

    Nov 20, 2022 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #145

    Is that pig or pug s*** ?

    1
  • NY Mag

    Nov 20, 2022 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #146

    Peter,

    To be fair Valencia had a good game, he looked a cut above the rest of them.

    0
  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Nov 20, 2022 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #147

    Fenham has a -X rated cat??????

    0
  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Nov 20, 2022 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #148

    X rated? haha X-Rayed

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  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Nov 20, 2022 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #149

    Peter it’s a nice pussy my cat, looks like a panther 😉

    1
  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Nov 20, 2022 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #150

    Good question NY. I believe both will work.

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  • The Taco Taker

    Nov 20, 2022 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #151

    Ahhh I get it pug, so the earth is both flat and round, I bit like a dinner plate. That makes sense to me.

    1
  • WLtoon

    Nov 20, 2022 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #152

    So, Qatari`s love their football eh, really?
    I wouldn`t call them fans, but watching the spectators leaving after 60 minutes tells me all i need to know about how much interest they have in the beautiful game, absolutely embarrassing those scenes.
    Makes you wonder how empty the stadiums will be once Qatar are eliminated.

    4
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 20, 2022 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #153

    Luckily i’m at work tomorrow so will get to see all the games in their entirety 😀

    1
  • WLtoon

    Nov 20, 2022 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #154

    That`s me back on nights tonight, great.

    2
  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Nov 20, 2022 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #155

    NY, Valencia 2nd goal was really good. I commented at the time. Then had to go and and some unexpected work. Missed rest of the game.

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  • The Prince's Mate

    Nov 20, 2022 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #156

    Pug..Good lad…you know your place…you know it names sense…luverly jubberly X

    1
  • NY Mag

    Nov 20, 2022 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #157

    8am kickoff here tomorrow….that’s not good for getting into any kind of party atmosphere.

    Of course I’m off work all week, so I could make an exception 🙂

    3
  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Nov 20, 2022 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #158

    Raj has the best job in the world. But the worst productivity output 😉

    3
  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Nov 20, 2022 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #159

    Fenham, you want to meet Smudger. A fat, lean killing machine. Even the Pug won’t go near him.

    2
  • The Prince's Mate

    Nov 20, 2022 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #160

    WLtoon…hi mate,you seem to work a lot of nights I’ve noticed…its the devil’s shift…everything is upside down and inside out…apart from that it’s fine…Good luck

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