There is news making the rounds today that Sam Allardyce has snubbed Albert Luque. Letâ€™s look at the facts here and see what really may be happening.
The new is that Boss Sam Allardyce has made it clear there is no place for the Spanish striker in his Tyneside revolution.
Luque is going on a season long loan to PSV next season and will get the opportunity to play European Champions League football.
The piece of news at the heart ofÂ this story is that Luqueâ€™s father told the Daily Mirror yesterday:
“We’ve tried to contact Allardyce to see what plans he has.
But he has not spoken to us at all.”
If this is true it probably means that Sam is not willing to do anything right now with Luque â€“ as he leaves for his season long loan. But what happens if Luque comes into his own next season. There are two things that could happen.
One is that we will sell Albert to PSV â€“ presumably for an already agreed to price.
The second is that Big Sam may try his chances with Luque â€“ depending how our season goes – and bring him back to Newcastle to see if Sam can work his magic on him.
So itâ€™s not at all clear to us that Sam has snubbed Luque at all.
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