Diego Carlos survives late scare as Sevilla send Wednesday night message to NUFC

In a clear message to Newcastle United, Sevilla named Toon target Diego Carlos in their starting 11 at Valencia on Wednesday night; suggesting any move to St James’ Park isn’t nearly as close as some had suggested.

The Spaniards could’ve gone just two points behind league leaders Real Madrid with a win at the Mestalla Stadium, however the game ended in a 1-1 draw, leaving Sevilla four behind Real and still in second place.

Back to Carlos, it was an interesting evening for the Brazilian centre-back, especially when he was selected to play just 24 hours after asking to leave for Newcastle United, as per Sky Sports.

The night started by Sevilla taking to social media to announce that ‘Diego is in the building’ – a clear message to those in Seville waiting to see if their star centre-back would be involved amid links to Newcastle.

As for the game itself, Carlos had three efforts on goal – more than any of his teammates – with his aerial dominance and threat from set pieces highlighted by a 90th minute header which very nearly gave the visitors all three points.

That said, it looked like the 28-year-old had picked up an injury at one point.

After making a vital interception just five minutes from time, Carlos was left in a heap after a late challenge from Valencia’s Toni Lato.

Thankfully, the muscular defender was OK to continue and saw out the remainder of the game.

What happens next is anyone’s guess, but the fact he played the full 90 minutes is a clear sign that we’ve not yet agreed a deal with Sevilla and look highly unlikely to get our man in time for Saturday’s trip to Leeds; no matter how keen the player is to complete a move.

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3 thoughts on “Diego Carlos survives late scare as Sevilla send Wednesday night message to NUFC

  1. Absolutely annoyed that this still hasn’t been done and Seville is twisting the screws he’s put in the transfer request he wants to come to Newcastle so what is there else to do and for Martial if we can capture him what a story that will be please Trippier friend just give him what he wants to come here 😀 trippier friend just give him what he wants to come here

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  2. Who gives a Sh** the Toon will be lucky to get anymore signings in this window, the either don’t want to come to a team whos getting relegated or their just putting their prices up because the toon are mega rich..Just F**k it best thing we can do is go down and start all over again with a better manager as Howe is NOT the man for the job..Just getting sick of all this where after him him and him crap everytime you look on sky sports or in the press, I just take no notice anymore, the interest has gone!!..😡😡

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  3. PIF are not stupid regarding money, they will not pay OTT for players because of greedy owners who think there is a gravy train coming their way.
    This is a project that will take time, and will probably be built from the championship upwards, it will take a miracle for us to stay up because we have already lost too many points from games we could or should have won, this was evident after the first 6-8 matches and has continued.
    No use looking back to blame anyone as we know who was culpable, the thing we have now which we haven’t had for 14 years is hope, and owners who will invest in the club and the City.
    We have to be grateful for that!

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