Albert Luque looks set to miss out on a move to Villarreal, after the Spanish club agreed a deal for Jon Dahl Tomasson.
Newcastle flop Luque had been hoping to jopin Villarreal during the January transfer window after being failing to impress Magpies’ boss Glenn Roeder.
However, the Spanish outfit have now set up a deal to sign Tomasson on loan for the rest of the season from Stuttgart.
“Luque’s move to Villarreal is now very much in the balance because of the Jon Dahl Tomasson situation,” Roeder told the Evening Chronicle.
“In fact, I would say that there has to be a big, big doubt that he will be moving there.
“The deal with PSV Eindhoven has also fallen through and there is no other club on the horizon.
“This being the case it looks as though Albert will be here not only for the rest of this season but also at the start of next season.”