Smogs Want Xisco!

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And it could be be the best thing for all concerned if it happens.

Certainly Xisco needs the match experience, because he has hardly had a sniff all season ... even though Andy Carroll and Shola Ameobi have been injured ... and we still don't know how good (or bad) he really is.

The Smogs made an enquiry about the 24-year-old striker earlier in the transfer window and allegedly have not given up hope.

Xisco has only four starts for the Magpies since his £5.7million switch from Deportivo la Coruna at the end of the 2008 summer transfer window.

Boro will pay only a proportion of his wages, which are reputed to be in excess of £50,000 a week.

Mallorca-born Xisco is in the third year of a five-year contract.

Allegedly he is the reason why Kevin Keegan fled the roost, when Dennis Wise signed him and KK had not even heard of him.

Wise replied: "Look on You-Tube, he's on there."