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Last Updated: Tuesday, 19 June 2007, 09:20 GMT 10:20 UK
Reyes in 'keep me' plea to Real
Jose Antonio Reyes has been on loan at Real Madrid
Reyes is keen to remain in Spain
Arsenal midfielder Jose Antonio Reyes wants Real Madrid to turn his loan spell into a permanent deal.

The 23-year-old came off the bench and scored twice to inspire Madrid to a Spanish title-clinching victory over Real Mallorca on Sunday.

Reyes, a 10.5m signing from Sevilla, is scheduled to return to Arsenal but told the Daily Mirror: "I hope they aren't my last goals for Real.

"Maybe what has happened will convince the club they would like to keep me."

Reyes' hopes of a permanent switch suffered a knock when Gunners boss Arsene Wenger sent back striker Julio Baptista to Real after declining to take up the option of a swap deal involving Reyes.

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After arriving at Highbury in January 2004, Reyes scored 16 goals in 54 Premier League appearances but failed to command a regular first-team place.

He was sent out on loan to Real in August 2006.

Reyes added: "I've said many times what an honour it is to play for Real Madrid.

"I made Madrid champions and I'm so happy about that because this is the reason I came to the club.

"Scoring two goals to help us win the last game of the season when we needed a victory is a great feeling for me."



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