Newcastle flop Xisco heading back to Spain

ON YER BIKE ... Xisco, left.
ON YER BIKE ... Xisco, left.

NEWCASTLE United flop Xisco is set to leave the club on a permanent deal.

The 26-year-old is thought to have signed an 18-month contract with Spanish side Cordoba to bring his miserable four-and-a-half-year spell on Tyneside to an end.

The Spaniard joined the Magpies in 2008 for around £5.7million from Deportivo La Coruna, and reportedly earns wages of around £50,000-a-week.

Xisco was brought in by Newcastle’s former director of football Dennis Wise behind the back of then-manager Kevin Keegan, who resigned from his role soon afterwards.

The striker made just nine appearances at senior level for the club, and had loan spells back in Spain with Deportivo and Racing Santander.

Should he join Cordoba, he will be moving to a side in Spain’s second tier.

Cordoba are currently challenging for promotion to La Liga, and look likely to battle for a place in the play-offs.

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