Guillem Balague outlines what Newcastle can expect from Guilherme Siqueira

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Newcastle United are reportedly interested in signing Guilherme Siqueira from Atletico Madrid in the January transfer window.

Well-known Spanish football journalist Guillem Balague has suggested on social networking site Twitter that Guilherme Siqueira would be a good signing for Newcastle United.

According to Sky Sports, Newcastle are close to the signing of the full-back from Atletico Madrid in the January transfer window.

Balague seems to believe that the 29-year-old left-back would be a success at St. James’ Park.

Siqueira joined Atletico from fellow Spanish side Granada in the summer of 2014. The Brazilian left-back played quite regularly last season, scoring one goal and creating 13 chances in 25 La Liga games.

However, so far this campaign, the former Udinese defender has managed to make just one appearance in La Liga for Atletico.

If Siqueira joins Newcastle, then he is likely to be a back-up as it is hard to see him dislodge Paul Dummett at the moment.

Steve McClaren’s side are third from bottom in the Premier League table at the moment with 21 points from 23 matches, just two points behind 17th-placed Norwich City.

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