Racing land Henrique on loan from Barca

MADRID - Racing Santander have agreed a deal with Barcelona to take the European champions' Brazilian defender Henrique on loan until the end of this season.

Henrique, 21, was on loan last season at Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen and the deal will be finalised once he completes a medical, Racing said on their website.

Racing have also sealed an accord pending a medical with Newcastle United to take 23-year-old Spanish striker Xisco on loan for this season, the La Liga club added.