Baptista putting Real first
By James Pearson. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Julio Baptista wants a go at breaking into Bernd Schuster's Real Madrid team before considering his options.
Baptista is back with Liga champions after spending last season on loan with Arsenal.
The Brazilian forward has been linked with a move to Newcastle, but Baptista is keen to win a place in Schuster's side before looking further afield.
"I believe I showed at Arsenal last season that I can play in England score goals and make goals," he told the Sunday Mirror.
"Newcastle is a big club but before I consider a move I need to know about my future with Real.
"I want the chance in pre-season to show our new coach Bernd Schuster I should be part of his plans.
"If things don't work out here I will have to look at other options in Spain and England."