Ex-Toon Winger Wants Return!

Last updated : 02 January 2008 By Footy Mad - Editor
His deal with Liga outfit Levante was cancelled back in November and he is desperate to find another club.

He offered his services to Newcastle last month, saying he would "love a return to Tyneside", but Sam Allardyce has no interest in reviving his sagging career.

He is now 32, and his bullish reputation goes before him. Sir Bobby Robson once described him as "the most difficult player I have ever worked with".

Ipswich Town have invited the Frenchman the chance to come to Championship outfit, although he has not confirmed or ruled out the possibility of linking up with the East Anglian club.

Robert: "In France it's been difficult.

"I've been in France for three weeks and it has chilled me to hear quite a lot of managers saying they are scared of my character.

"I think the best thing now for me is to go back to England and shine there."

2000/05 L.Robert 155/26 32
French player who was a last minute signing from Paris St Germain after Zenden let down Bobby Robson and joined Chelsea rather than Newcastle. Tricky left-winger who started brilliantly, but suffered after a game against Liverpool when Jamie Carragher kicked him from one end of the field to the other. Went through a lull, but pulled himself out of it. Cost £9.5m. Had trouble with Robson because he insisted telling the world his thoughts on his website. Souness arrived and said he was a waste of talent because he only looked good going forward. Joined Portsmouth in 2005 but left with a parting shot for Souness.