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 Posted by ESPN Staff
Nov, 16, 2006

Newcastle's Luque targets return to Barca

Albert Luque admits he could seek a return to Spain if he continues to be overlooked at Newcastle, with former club Barcelona near the top of his list of ideal destinations.

Luque has made just three substitute appearances for Newcastle in the Barclays Premiership this season, even though the Magpies have suffered a dismal start to the campaign and are currently stuck in the bottom three.

The Spanish forward, who signed a five-year deal when joining Newcastle from Deportivo La Coruna in 2005, has revealed his frustration at the situation and admits he will have to look at other options if it does not improve.

'In England I am not playing as much as I would like, and for that reason I do not rule out returning to Spain,' the 28-year-old told Radio Marca.

'If things continue as they are I would look to leave, but in the meantime I am going to work hard.'

One possible destination for the Spain international is Barcelona, where Luque was a youth-team player before being released as a 19-year-old by Louis van Gaal.

Luque has been touted as a possible transfer target for Barca to help ease the European champions' striker crisis, which has seen Samuel Eto'o, Lionel Messi and Javier Saviola all sidelined with injury.

'Barcelona are a great team and it would be a pleasure to return to Spain. I'm from Barcelona, and being a Catalan I am very fond of Barca,' said Luque, who insists it has to be the right move for him to leave Newcastle.

'My priority is to return to Spain. I have had opportunities to leave England and go to Greece or France, but I if I am to leave England it will be to go to Spain.'

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