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Former Newcastle star Robert admits interest in move back to St James' Park

04 December 2009 10:09
Laurent Robert is set for a sensational return to Newcastle, three years after leaving the club.

The 34-year-old is currently out of contract and is reportedly desperate for a return to St James' Park.

Sir Bobby Robson paid close to £10million to land the French winger in 2001, who went on to earn cult status at the club, starring in Newcastle's consecutive campaigns in the Champions League.

Toon hero: Robert earned cult status during his spell at Newcastle

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Robert, who played over 150 games for Newcastle, is training withParis St Germain and according to Newcastle's French new boy FabricePancrate, Robert is keen to link up with his old club.

'He still loves the club and I've spoken to the boss to tell him Laurent would like to come back and I gave him his number.'

Meanwhile, Newcastle manager Chris Hughton admits he faces competition to land former England defender SolCampbell who has sorted out his contract dispute with Notts County.Hughton said: 'The biggest stumbling block for us will be his other options.'

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Source: Daily_Mail