Roeder Wants Luque Off The Books

Last updated : 04 September 2006 By Footy Mad - Editor

...  the one that is still hanging on, Albert Luque, reportedly rejected a transfer deadline day switch to French side Bordeaux, despite being urged on by Roeder and Shepherd.

The 28-year-old striker/winger was brought in a year ago by Graeme Souness for £10million from Deportivo La Coruna, and although he continues to blame his poor form on injury, patience is running thin on Tyneside.

What does the future hold for the Spaniard? One thing is for certain, Roeder is stuck with him for the next five months. One turf accountant is even considering opening a book on how many injuries Luque has between now and the transfer window.

Will Luque prove us wrong? The ball is in his court.