Real Madrid player Raul is ready to move to England’s Premier League this summer, with Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle said to be interested.
Raul – Oh my goodness – ready to play in England
The former Spanish international striker has been approached by Bundesliga side Wolfsburg, but has said he would prefer to play in England.
Raul is available on a free transfer, but there’s no way Newcastle will want this player we think – who is of course well past his best and probably looking for a big pay deal to end his career.
Reminds us too much of the case a few years back with Dutch striker, Patrick Kluivert, who we paid a fortune to in wages but he didn’t deliver, he was like a mercenary.
It could be that Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp wants to add this player to his squad, as Spurs are in the European Champions League this season, and Raul is immensely experienced.
Raul has 311 goals in 722 games for Madrid and is a legend there, and was quite a player in his time, and would probably prefer a London club – most of them do.
The striker’s agent is Barry O’Connor says that several clubs have registered an interest in the player and since he’s a free agent presumably there’s nothing really that the Madrid club can do about it.
“With a player of this pedigree there is always a lot of interest but nothing will happen until Real Madrid give the official go-ahead that he can leave,”
We’re not sure what the “official go ahead” is, because he is out of contract and the only way Real could keep him is to offer him another contract,. which presumably he would turn down, to play In England.
We’re not sure what that means exactly – but it doesn’t seem to make too much sense – at least to us.
Written from Plymouth, England.