Newcastle swoop for Atletico Madrid defender - reports

Guilherme Siqueira
Guilherme Siqueira

Newcastle United are reported to be closing in on a loan swoop for Brazilian defender Guilherme Siqueira.

The Gazette revealed this morning that the Magpies were hoping to add a defender to their squad before the transfer window closes.

And reports this evening suggest that Atletico Madrid left-back Siqueira is close to a loan move to St James's Park.

The 29-year-old has had spells at Udinese, Granada and Benfica in his career.

Newcastle have also been linked with Argentina international Lucas Orban, the Valencia left-back.