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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

  • Mort

    Nov 20, 2022 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #241

    Looks like Turkey are having a war with Iraq and Syria. Bad times ahead for the world.

    1
  • Dubai Micky

    Nov 20, 2022 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #242

    One thing about Qatar that I find funny, is that they paid for a load of Moldavian weightlifters, gave them citizenship (you can’t get Qatari citizenship_, and then one of them won medals at the Olympics!

    So Qatar won the medals, not Moldovan, Sadly I don’t think they’re still Qatari passport holders.

    2
  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Nov 20, 2022 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #243

    Well I see the Bard is excited with all the material for him to produce some inspirational stuff.

    Not gonna lie but I’m yet to be offended whatsoever by his rhymes. Don’t know what’s gonna be the hardest to wait in earnest for is his new rhyme (sounds like mid-week gonna be some effort and many man hours typing/pencilling/scribbling away in huge excitement) or the next Toon game we play.

    Type away The Bard. I’ll take it on the chin 😉

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  • Mort

    Nov 20, 2022 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #244

    NY mag I wasn’t sure which subject you were referring to about super league as I never mentioned it?

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  • NY Mag

    Nov 20, 2022 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #245

    Loch,

    Did you know that they filmed that in our village…Dennis waterman was the big name in it.

    I was just a little’un at the time, sir Bobby was royalty.

    I was in the film for a couple of seconds 🙂

    3
  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 20, 2022 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #246

    Abuse and violence offered to posters on here – disgraceful.

    Fear not England supporters support your country we can fend off the racists and bigots on here and not forgetting the haters.

    Come on England.

    3
  • Mort

    Nov 20, 2022 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #247

    I see The Taco Taker has taken a leaf out of Rajs book. Taco must be the cult sub leader. Second in command.

    3
  • NY Mag

    Nov 20, 2022 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #248

    Mort,

    My apologies….you didn’t mention super league, I did

    1
  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 20, 2022 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #249

    I watched the BBC coverage of the WC and was very surprised that their team led by Lineker actually highlighted a lot of the problems about the Quatar World Cup. I was very surprised.

    (the same issues will probably be levelled at the Toon in the coming months).

    4
  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Nov 20, 2022 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #250

    Knocking bet

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  • The Taco Taker

    Nov 20, 2022 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #251

    I was just making a well reasoned case why Qatar are not a good footballing side Mort. Is not agreeing with you not allowed or something?

    3
  • SirRhosis

    Nov 20, 2022 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #252

    Just discovered who the Bard is 🙂

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WGVgfjnLqc

    1
  • Munster Mag

    Nov 20, 2022 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #253

    Lineker is pretty good a lot of the time, but his moderate liberalism is oddly interpreted by some as being work.

    2
  • Munster Mag

    Nov 20, 2022 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #254

    Chin? Hard to miss it 🙂

    2
  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Nov 20, 2022 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #256

    Dubai Micky

    #242 what the fook??????

    Qatar make a mockery out of sport because of money.

    I’m glad the PIF are approaching things in a totally different way with NUFC. I hope Saudi are making notes of how Qatar are doing it the wrong way with all the negative press they’re creating and ensure they understand why and ensure they do their thing in the right manner. They’ve made a great start with us.

    0
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 20, 2022 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #257

    Who said the Bard was a he?

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 20, 2022 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #258

    That Ecuadorian fan in that clip was American, I would imagine a lot of the Ecuadorians there are very rich or US citizens.

    1
  • The Taco Taker

    Nov 20, 2022 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #259

    So far in FWC FIFA have manager to update the points total of 2 players and neither of them are complete/correct. Further proof that FIFA are incompetent as well as corrupt.

    2
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 20, 2022 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #260

    Can’t say I’m impressed with this FIFA website, three hours after the game has finished and it’s not been updated, Qatar obviously haven’t paid enough to bother hiring a team to work on that 😕

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 20, 2022 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #261

    Infantino and MBS pictured sat together :grittedteeth: emoji

    2
  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Nov 20, 2022 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #262

    😳

    0
  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Nov 20, 2022 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #263

    Munster, Woof Woof

    3
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 20, 2022 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #264

    Surely they can’t give SA the one after next, Australia simply have to have one.

    1
  • CLINT FLICK

    Nov 20, 2022 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #265

    Loch

    Pretty sure West Auckland defended the title, too.
    So, 2 world cups for West Auckland.
    Think there were lads from Darlington, Bishop Aukland and other Durham towns. So, effectively it was a Durham win.
    😉

    1
  • Munster Mag

    Nov 20, 2022 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #266

    Stupid move by MBS.

    But nufc fans are going to look at bit hypocritical if we howl at Qatar and see no issues with mbs and saudi

    5
  • Jessica Rabbit

    Nov 20, 2022 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #267

    Pug, are you being objectionable again?

    0
  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Nov 20, 2022 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #268

    sorry Jessica

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 20, 2022 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #269

    How is that Munster, I’m pissed off with the corruption that has allowed Qatar, a complete non entity in sporting history, no infrastructure or world heritage sites, basically a city state of a country that has bought a world cup. What has that got to do with Newcastle fans?

    5
  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Nov 20, 2022 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #270

    We are owned by the PIF as the EPL believe, not MBS. I repeat we are owned by the PIF and not MBS.

    4
  • The Taco Taker

    Nov 20, 2022 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #271

    Clint, that is correct – they did successfully defend the predecessor to the World Cup and therefore we allowed to keep the trophy forever.

    Sadly the trophy was nicked in 1994 and has never been recovered.

    1
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 20, 2022 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #272

    FtC,
    MBS owns PiF.

    5
  • Munster Mag

    Nov 20, 2022 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #273

    Pug I’m not going to have a ruck with a guy like you, no more than I wud with the vast vast majority here. I think a small handful here are utterly stupid and if they don’t like me, I’m good with that. I wouldn’t even think of putting you in that category but if you find me objectionable, that’s life, I hope we don’t fall out about it.

    By the way I’ve been watching a lovely fishing guy on u tube and he’s a dog trainer too, with lovely vids on the subject. Goes under the name gundog and fly. Have a look, I’m sure you would enjoy it.

    1
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 20, 2022 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #274

    You could even argue that at least Saudi has had a presence at most world cups this century.

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  • Mort

    Nov 20, 2022 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #275

    The Taco Taker I’m sure all your words were very reasonable you No.2

    4
  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Nov 20, 2022 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #276

    Raj,

    #271 that’s been done to death so let’s not go there 😉

    2
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 20, 2022 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #277

    “The Egypt–Greece–Saudi Arabia 2030 FIFA World Cup bid is a joint bid to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup by Egypt, Greece, and Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia is expected to lead the effort. If successful, it would be the first FIFA World Cup hosted in three continents: Africa, Europe, and Asia”
    Oh dear. I never knew that, it’s happening 😕

    2
  • lochinvar

    Nov 20, 2022 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #278

    NYMag
    Star of stage and screen
    We are in honourable company ?
    Any Golden Globe nominations ?

    2
  • CLINT FLICK

    Nov 20, 2022 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #279

    Taco

    Aye,

    Ah! The best and worst of Durham in one bite-sized chunk!
    😀

    0
  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Nov 20, 2022 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #280

    Munster no problem 🙂

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