Newcastle United’s young striker Juan Jesus Jesus Cumbrera, also known as Juanito, has confirmed he has joined Spanish top flight side Deportivo de La Coruna on loan for the rest of the season.
The promising talent, who arrived at St James’ Park in an unannounced deal from Recreativo Huelva back in December 2016, confirmed his temporary departure via his personal Twitter account, posting a picture of him in the La Liga club’s kit.
— Juanito López (@juanitolpzc) January 30, 2018
The young forward has been used fleetingly in the Magpies’ under-23 side this season, and will be linking up with a Deportivo side battling for relegation in Spain’s top tier, currently sitting 18th out of 20 sides and with just 17 points to their name.
Football Insider verdict
The young Spanish striker has always remained under the radar at Newcastle and so it is no surprise this latest deal has come out of the blue. He has returned back to Spain to join a top flight team, so it will be very interesting to see whether he is handed any first team action, having been miles away from Newcastle’s senior side since his covert arrival. It is another reserve departure from St James’ Park, which helps the players’ development but does little to boost the hopes of any senior arrivals on deadline day, and with relegation a threat, the focus needs to be on the here and now, not the future stars.
In other Newcastle United transfer news, the club are in talks over the capture of a 11-goal international hitman.