Luque to join Ajax

Magpies striker rejects Betis offer

Luque: Set for Ajax

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Newcastle United striker Albert Luque has confirmed his intention to join Ajax.

The Spaniard has struggled to make an impact during two years at St James' Park and has missed the start of the season through injury.

He has long been linked with an exit as Newcastle look to recoup part of their £9.5million outlay on Luque.

The former Deportivo La Coruna attacker had admitted an interest in joining Real Betis, while he has also been courted by Feyenoord and PSV Eindhoven.

But Luque has now opted to join Ajax after acknowledging he had received an offer to link up with Betis.

"I will move to Ajax," Luque told Radio Sevilla.

"I want to thank Betis for their interest, but I will move to Ajax."