Xisco is what you get when Dennis Wise is making the decisions on transfers. Finding himself behind players like Michael Owen and Obafemi Martins, the £5.7m Xisco was believed to have made a mistake making the move to Newcastle United. He vowed to succeed.
Initially, however, the club attempted to sell Xisco in the January transfer window. However, the season for both Deportivo La Coruna and Newcastle United started before Xisco made the move to the north east. Because of this, he was blocked from moving to a third club in a single season in January.
He remained with the club around four years until finally being sold to Corduba. He was quickly labelled one of the club’s worst strikers despite playing in just nine matches.
He had fantastic success at Cordoba early on, and in his time there he scored 41 goals in 95 appearances. A number that we’d be happy with if he had done that well at Newcastle United.
Now, Xisco finds himself in the East, playing in Thailand. And not only is he doing well, but the fans love him. Muang Thong United (which I will from herein call MTU) was victorious over Japanese champions Kashima Antlers where he scored the winning goal in the AFC Champions League match making history.
MTU has never won in the AFC Champions League, and Kashima Antlers are a football powerhouse in Asia.
In all competitions for MTU, Xisco has scored 11 times. That’s more than in all his years at Newcastle United. And Xisco’s just getting started over there.