Newcastle United fans got more glimpses of their new signings during Sunday’s pre-season friendly with Hellas Verona.
One of the players making his home debut at St James’ Park was Javier Manquillo, who signed for the Magpies from Atletico Madrid last month.
The Spaniard, who spent last season on loan at Newcastle’s arch rivals Sunderland, played 64 minutes of the 2-0 victory.
Manquillo failed to impress at the Stadium of Light, and he was also deemed not good enough for a permanent deal at Liverpool a few seasons ago.
However, he put in a good shift at St James’ Park at the weekend playing in the right-back slot.
The 23-year-old’s defensive attributes were not put to the test, but he showed attacking intent and nabbed the assist for Ayoze Perez’s goal.
Manquillo took to Twitter after the match, and he is now looking ahead to the new Premier League season, which begins this Friday.
Nice to meet you St James' Park🏟⚽️. See you the next week with the start of the Premier League 💪🏻⚫️⚪️⚫️⚪️ @NUFC
— Javier Manquillo (@javiermanquillo) August 6, 2017
Judging by the reaction to this tweet, the fans are excited to see him perform in their opener against Tottenham Hotspur.
Great performance Javier! Keep it up 💪🏼⚫️⚪️
— Black&WhiteBarmy (@BlackWhiteBarmy) August 6, 2017
— Toon Army Dallas (@toonarmydallas) August 6, 2017
Playing well so far, keep going! #nufc
— TalkNUFC (@TalkNUFC1) August 6, 2017
played class yesterday Javier
— Alex (@SimplyYedlinn) August 7, 2017
Hope your match fit for spurs, looking composed on the pitch today. #rocktheprem
— Tim Pilkington (@pilkington_tim) August 6, 2017
You did well kidda, keep it up
— Mark Blades (@Mark_Blades) August 7, 2017
You really impressed me today, think you could be a star player for us
— mark b (@betham87) August 6, 2017
Solid performance again. Been impressive.
— Dan (@NUFCOK) August 6, 2017
Keep it up 🙂 you've been good in pre-season lets hope you can carry it on in the season 😬
— Anthony (@Anthony__N__) August 6, 2017