United to bid for Barca star

According to various papers today, Newcastle United are interested in bringing out-of-favour Barcelona midfielder Deco to St James' Park.

This follows the arrival of Kevin Keegan at the club and it is believed that Keegan has targeted Deco as a possible acquisition for the club.

Deco joined Barca back in 2004 after spending five years at Portuguese giants Porto. He has been linked with several moves away from the Camp Nou including several Premier League teams.

Deco is obviously a quality player and although he hasn't shown that over the 18 months or so I feel he would still be a terrific signing. Deco, 30, has won the Champions League twice with Barca and Porto respectively and I'm sure a lot of Magpies fans would be glad to see him come to St James'



  1. Anonymous said,

    I lived in Barca for 3 years and Deco was fantastic to watch. His running off the ball was nothing short of amazing. As a geordie i would love to see him set the premiership alight. However, we will be linked to everyone and his dog over the coming weeks and months!

    on 5:48 p.m.  

  2. Being a Newcastle fan was never meant to be this hard! just when i thought things were looking up, after the return of legendary Geordie, Kevin Keegan, i go and read this article on some online sports betting company’s website that is already writing off his chances of turning round the clubs fortunes. This got me thinking, after seeing managers sacked after relatively short periods of time and new gaffer’s chances being talked down before even one game in charge, along these lines...

    Are the football managers of today given enough time? I personally believe time is the answer - look at fergie at man u and Wenger at arsenal... My beloved Newcastle will never improve unless a manager with reasonable knowledge of the game is given time to put structures in place... I know its a cliché, but these people in the media and at this online football betting site are putting the pressure on Chairmen and club owners to sack managers without thinking about long term managers. It angers me intensely reading the kind of stuff i saw on sporting index this morning! Read it for yourself and let me know what you think...

    on 4:32 p.m.