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Toon ups bid for Gameiro, Abeid is definitely signed and Xisco returns

May 25th, 2011 | 20 Comments |

Kevin Gameiro - still a target for Newcastle United.
£10m target for Newcastle
Newcastle United pursue Gameiro, seem to have definitely signed Mehdi Abeid and welcome back Xisco from his loan spell at Deportivo.

The Daily Mail is suggesting that we’re still in hot pursuit of Lorient striker Kevin Gamerio, despite the player indicating a preference for Valencia over Newcastle (has the man no taste?). We have allegedly upped our offer to £10m in an attempt to out-price Valencia.

Allegedly interest in the player from Spurs and the Mackems has cooled.

Mehdi Abeid is, apparently, a definite now, despite nothing yet appearing on the club’s official site. Abeid has been explaining how some of our existing team members persuaded him to join:

I have had contact dating back some time and I visited the facilities there last week. I even trained with the reserve team.

The leaders of the club told me about their plans and that they will rely on me for next season. For my part, I intend to give everything to develop in the Premier League.

I already discussed things with Hatem Ben Arfa and Cheik Tioté and they encouraged me and welcomed my signature.

That looks like it’s pretty much a done deal for the relatively unknown ex-Lens player. (more…)


The Xisco kid returns to “add” to our striking options.

June 29th, 2010 | 184 Comments |

Xisco - Drinking in the last chance saloon?
Xisco - Drinking in the last chance saloon?
It looks like our Spanish striker Xisco will be returning to training with Newcastle next week, although for how long he remains on Tyneside is a question that is still in need of answering.

The thought was that the club he had been on loan to last season, Racing Santander, would come calling and look to take him off of our hands permanently.

That doesn’t look like it is going to happen, and having scored only three goals in 23 appearances last season, I can perhaps see why they don’t seem to be interested in the former Spanish Under-21 striker. The fate cards have been dealt though, and Xisco will once again be looking to make an impact at Newcastle, and given the apparent lack of money, could it be worth giving him another shot at SJP? (more…)