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Saturday, 20 January, 2001, 11:33 GMT
Asprilla seeks Newcastle return
Asprilla tangles with Rivaldo in his Newcastle days
Asprilla tangles with Rivaldo in his Newcastle days
Former Newcastle star Faustino Asprilla believes he can solve Bobby Robson's striker problems.

Asprilla was a huge favourite with the Tyneside fans after signing from Parma for 7.5million in February 1996.

He returned to Italy after two years in the North East.

Although now 31, he believes he can be the answer to the present striker-crisis at St James' Park, with both Alan Shearer and Carl Cort being long-term absentees.


I think football in the Premiership suits my style and I can't wait to play there again, hopefully with Newcastle
  Faustino Asprilla
Asprilla told the Evening Chronicle: "The supporters want Newcastle back at the top of the Premiership and I can help by working hard and scoring lots of goals.

"I enjoyed my time very much at Newcastle. I love the fans and would like to end my career at United.

"I'm very happy that Bobby Robson is the manager. I respect him because he is an important person in British football.

"We can work together to take Newcastle back to the top - and it helps that he speaks Spanish.

"There's no place in the world like the Premier League in England. I miss the style of football, the crowds and the atmosphere.

"I think football in the Premiership suits my style and I can't wait to play there again, hopefully with Newcastle.

"I'm in excellent condition, the same as the last time I was with Newcastle.

"I know I would have to work hard and play hard but I'm prepared for that.

"Newcastle know I can score goals, lead the line and do a job."

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