Sparrowhawk flies the nest

Last updated : 27 January 2003 By Martyn Elliott

He failed to sign Kleberson, but he did arrange a loan deal for winger Diego Gavilan who is to join Sporting Club Internacional until the end of December.

The Paraguayan World Cup star has failed to impress since his £2million move to St James’ Park in February 2000, making just eight first team appearances.

Internacional are based in Porto Alegre and are officially ranked by the Brazilian Football Federation as the most successful team in the history of the national championship. Former players include Falcao, Dunga, Valdomiro and Taffarel.

As part of the deal, Newcastle has included a clause that allows us to sell Gavilan during the next transfer window.