Date: 15th November 2006 at 2:50pm
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I have never known a club like Newcastle. Albert Luque is the latest foreign import to want to fly the roost, and he had only been here a month when rumours were doing the rounds saying he wasn’t happy.

Of the current squad Emre and Oba Martins are another two who are said to be looking for a way out. So what is it about the Toon? David Ginola, Didi Domi, Dietmar Hamann and Alain Goma all had no problem with the country (and all moved to English clubs) but they all wanted away from St James’ Park.

Luque is an unlikely target for Barcelona and the Spaniard has told Glenn Roeder loud and clear that he cannot wait to get away, while has also made it clear he will not stand in his way.



Roeder: ‘I will tell you the truth – he just wasn’t brought (to Manchester) in the 18. He is an experienced player and if you are not going to use him in the starting line-up or on the substitutes’ bench, I see little point in bringing someone of his senior standing in the game.’