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BREAKING: Newcastle to Take Athletico Madrid Left Back On Loan

Sky Sports have this evening confirmed that Newcastle are on the verge of taking Atletico Madrid left-back, Guilheme Siqueira on loan until the Summer.

GRA296. GETAFE (MADRID), 14/01/2013.- El lateral izquierdo brasileño del Granada CF, Guillerme Siqueira, celebra el gol conseguido ante el Getafe durante el partido de la decimonovena jornada de Liga de Primera División, disputado esta tarde en el Coliseum Alfonso Pérez de Getafe. EFE/Alberto Martín

The 29 year-old left-back Siqueira has fallen out of favour after the re-signing of Filipe Luis last Summer and has been linked with a host of clubs recently.

He turned down a move to Benfica over the summer, and was reportedly on the brink of a move to Juventus. However, the move never materialized and he has spent most of the time on the sidelines at Athletico in recent months. 

Siqueira has spent most of his career in Italy, playing for the likes of Inter Milan, Lazio (youth teams) and Udinese before moving to Granada in 2010. There, he impressed enough to earn a move to Athletico but, having  failed to cement a fir-team place, he was keen to move on this January.

Siqueira is now Newcastle’s fourth addition this January, following the signings of Shelvey, Saivet and Townsend. It is believed we are also in the hunt for a striker with the likes of Doumbia having been heavily linked in the past few hours.

He may not have performed as well as anticipated since his move to Athletico, but he certainly not short of talent. Here is what resident Sky Sports La Liga expert, Guillem Balague had to say about him:

We have also been linked with Arsenal and England international left-back, Kieran Gibbs as well as Valencia LB, Lucas OrbanIt is clear that Newcastle need to strengthen in that department and, considering how much we have already spent in this window (the most of any team in Europe), a loan move sounds like a sensible option.

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I am the Editor of 'The Spectator's View'. I set up the website so that I could combine my two passions: Newcastle United and writing, and I hope for it to be a platform where fans can express their views on the club. History Graduate from Durham University. Junior Account Executive at M&C Saatchi.

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