Monday, 5 January 2009

Newcastle Desperate To Offload £5million Flop


Newcastle United manager Joe Kinnear is desperate for a Spanish club to make an offer for £5million Magpie misfit Xisco. Before Kinnear can bring in his own transfer targets to the Premier League club.

22-year-old Xisco arrived at the North East club in the summer from La Liga side Deportivo La Coruna in an initial £5.7million deal. However, the Spanish Under-21 International has failed to make an impact in the Premiership, with the striker just featuring 4 times in the league for Newcastle this season, scoring the once on his Magpies debut against Hull City.

Xisco now looks certain to depart St James’ Park, having been brought in against former manager Kevin Keegan’s wishes in the summer. Kinnear has deemed the striker surplus to requirements at Newcastle and is eager recoup of much as the fee paid for Xisco in the summer.

“If we can get back somewhere near what we paid for the player we have in mind then I could go and get another player that I want for £5m,” said Kinnear, quoted in the Sunday Sun.

“One deal will automatically trigger the next one.

“So I’m banging on the door hoping that they (the buying club) will make a decision because the player that I want is wanted by other teams too.

“The last thing I want is to let someone else get in there before we do.”

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