The 18 year-old, who has been at his hometown club since the age of 10, has been attracted attention throughout Spain over the past 12 months. However, it looks as though Newcastle have stolen a march on his Spanish suitors, and are apparently set to sign a deal with the lad in the coming days.
I haven’t been able to find much on the player. But it seems as though he has mainly been deployed as a winger for Santander, and in his 23 appearances for the club, has scored one goal.
The report, which was originally sourced from reliable Spanish daily AS, also talks of how the player’s parents traveled to the north-east in December to check out the city and watch the derby defeat to Sunderland. Not the best endorsement for the club, I imagine…
It’s been a relatively quiet January so far, and though there have been a number of rumours in circulation, we’ve seen little concrete evidence of activity. One recent development is that of Dele Alli’s situation at MK Dons. As reported by TSV yesterday, a fee of £4m (rising to £5m after add-ons) has supposedly been agreed.
Let’s hope we hear a bit more over the coming days.