Date: 6th November 2017 at 9:15pm
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With Newcastle manager having to make do with very limited resources in the summer, he was effectively forced into taking some chances on players who had failed to make the grade elsewhere.

The likes of , Joselu and Javier Manquillo were all signed after being at clubs where they had been discarded or deemed surplus to requirements. The most surprising of the three however was Manquillo who had played for in the club’s from the Premier League last season.

Speaking to the Shields Gazette on Saturday, Manquillo said he was delighted with the £4.5m move  from after his difficult loan spell with :

“In football, you never know what is going to happen in the future. You can have a really bad time and then it can quickly turn around. Fortunately, that’s what has happened with me. I knew I had to join Newcastle and that we could have some good times.”

Some Newcastle fans feel however that Manquillo has not performed to a good enough level so far. The 23 year old is currently playing out of a position at left back but it hasn’t stopped some supporters being critical of his recent performances: