Spanish swoop for Magpies
Newcastle have signed Claudio Cacapa and have also agreed a deal for Villarreal full-back Jose Enrique.
By Francisco Acedo
Last Updated: 03/08/07 8:33pm
Newcastle United have signed Claudio Cacapa and have also agreed a deal for Villarreal full-back Jose Enrique.
Brazilian defender Cacapa has spent the past few days discussing terms with The Magpies after leaving Lyon at the end of last season.
He has passed a medical at St James' Park and has now signed a two-year contract with the option of a third season.
And Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce has continued to bolster his defence by setting up a deal for Spain Under 21 international Enrique.
Villarreal have confirmed on their website that terms have been agreed for Enrique to move to Tyneside.
The Spanish club have not disclosed the fee, but reports suggest Newcastle have paid 6million euros (£4million) for the youngster.
Enrique only joined the Yellow Submarines last season, but is set to accept a five-year contract with The Magpies.
Allardyce, who also signed Alan Smith from Manchester United on Friday, had previously strengthened the defence with the acquisition of Czech Republic international David Rozehnal from Paris Saint Germain.