Date: 20th May 2006 at 1:10pm
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Newcastle misfit Albert Luque looks set to be on his way back to Spain with Middlesbrough’s UEFA Cup final conquerors Seville the favourites to land him. But it all depends what the Panish international puts top of his list: the chance to rebuild his career at At James’ Park … or a massive pay-cut.

It is known Freddy Shepherd will accept far less than the £9.5m the club paid to Deportivo La Coruna less than 12 months ago, just to clear the decks and raise some money for new signings. And Luque will have to decide what he wants to do.

He still feels Glenn Roeder didn’t do his World Cup hopes any good by dropping him from the first team late in the season, and we all know he hasn’t settled in this country.

Along with Seville, Deportivo would also love to have their man back, but not at the price they received for him.