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Spanish flop Albert Luque will lead the exodus from St James' Park at the end of the season.


For The Chronicle can reveal tonight that the striker has agreed to join PSV Eindhoven on loan.


The word from Holland today was that after failing to tie up Luque on loan during the January transfer window, PSV have finally agreed a loan deal with United with a view to making the move permanent.


And this means that, with PSV having clinched the Dutch title on Sunday, Luque will be playing Champions League football next season.


This will make the 29-year-old happy - but United will be equally happy to see the back of the player who cost them £10m when he arrived from Deportivo La Coruna on the eve of season 2005-06, even if it only means at first they do not have to pay his wages.


Since his arrival he has only managed to start 14 games for United, with a further 20 appearances as sub, scoring three goals - his first at Sunderland followed by strikes in Europe this season against Lillestrom and Palermo.


But significantly, in what has been probably the worst season in United's history as far as injuries have been concerned, Luque has yet to start a Premiership match.


PSV manager Ronald Koeman obviously feels he can get the best out of the player who has 16 full Spanish caps and scored three goals for his country.


And while Luque can look forward to Champions League football next season it seems certain now that there will be no European football at St James' Park.


Before Monday's defeat by Reading, United had a slight chance of qualifying for the InterToto Cup again.


This was because the likes of Portsmouth, Aston Villa, Reading and Manchester City have decided not to enter the competition, even though the team from the Premiership only has to win one two-legged tie to get a place in the UEFA Cup.


Before Monday, what United needed was for Spurs to qualify for the UEFA Cup and for themselves to finish above both Blackburn and Middlesbrough and be in the top 11 in the Premiership and they would be in the InterToto.


But now Blackburn, Saturday's visitors to St James' Park, need only one point from nine to finish above United.


As the Chronicle revealed yesterday, there is a possibility that Portsmouth defender Sol Campbell could join United in the close season.


This has been knocked by Pompey boss Harry Redknapp - but he must not be aware that it was Campbell, whose girlfriend lives on Tyneside, who contacted United last week.

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Girlfriend or no girlfriend, he is still under contract to Portsmouth.


I reckon you'll have to pay through the nose to get him.  'Arry doesn't give away players he wants to keep!

Wrong thread, mate :lol:

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This could be just the trick!


If he turns himself around like butt did at birmingham then we still own that player, so we could win either way. on the gettting an inform luque back or sell him at an inflated price.


To be honest though he's lazier than harry redknapp's left eye!

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Why on loan?

Why we dont sell him to them or make some swap deal

Luque for Arouna Koné for example


Uh huh. Luque for Kone. Would you like some magic beans with that?  :idiot2:


Luque +2-3m  for Kone


I know its impossible but why not we try to sell him instead of letting him on loan

After his 1 year loan they might not want to sign him and we will be stuck with him again

Rather wait and see what offers comes for him and if they are none only then send him on loan

But im sure some clubs will want Luque back in Spain

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Bad move.


If Roeder does get sacked at the end of the season, I think someone like Allardyce could get the best out of him.


I was thinking this, I wonder whether he would still go if Allardyce was to be appointed. If he could get anything that resembles a footballer out of him theres a new signing straight away!

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Also delivers a decent ball from free kicks & corners, would be an asset in a Big Sam team.


Shame it hasn't worked out because him at his best in his Deportivo days would have fit into Allardyce's system perfectly as the left-striker of a front three.

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just isn't cut out for english football - glad to see him go, and our wage budget will look a  lot better!

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