Spurs And Newcastle Interested In Real Madrid Legend

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.

Barry said:

“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.

Comments welcome.

Written from Plymouth, England.

12 comments so far

  • Thump

    Jul 21, 2010 at 6:13 AM

    Comment #1

    Eh, do we really need him? Not to say I would say no to him, like, but I’m much more concerned with out LB and creative midfielder situation.

  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Jul 21, 2010 at 6:17 AM

    Comment #2

    Utter crap!!

    And re ur kluivert statement…. Check out his goals per game ration for us!! He did deliver, he was just never fit! A fully fit PK would have been an nufc legend!

  • MrT76

    Jul 21, 2010 at 7:46 AM

    Comment #3

    @ angryman

    what?? Just like Owen then??

  • henok ethiopian toon

    Jul 21, 2010 at 7:58 AM

    Comment #4

    i dont even know how real put up with him ..fuc*Kn prick …if anyone here says raul is a good player ..ur on crack…he is a type of player who scores goals when u provide it to him ..and we have the finishers almost all or strikers are better than him when it comes to finishing …why dont they brink some one young and talented

  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 21, 2010 at 8:17 AM

    Comment #5

    I read a very good article about how Spain picked up a lot when they ditched Raul. Raul liked to call all the shots on and off the pitch at real and in the national team. He has a massive ego, creates very little for himself and is played on past reputation. Sounds very much like another former number 9 I know much closer to home !

    This would go totally against the new policy, ie young players, not trophy has – been signings

  • Brutooon

    Jul 21, 2010 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #6

    if he cost like 5k per week and a year contract with free cost, i would say yes.

  • lesh

    Jul 21, 2010 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #7

    Here’s the Gaurdian’s tongue in cheek assessment of the supposed interest.

    It’s just about spot on about Rednapp being daft enough to go for him though.

    ‘ …………Similarly, some tabloid hack, whose senses have perhaps been dulled by booze, the post-World Cup fug or simply being a tabloid hack, caught something in recent weeks about Newcastle … manhunt … Raoul … legend … and has only gone and published a story alleging that Newcastle United are chasing Spain and Real Madrid record-breaking goleador Raúl.

    ‘ In reality, though that may sound like a good idea to the people who have previously brought us Stéphane Guivarc’h, Jon Dahl Tomasson, Carl Cort and Michael Owen, the fact is Chris Hughton is not the sort of gaffer to splodge a fortune on one big name of dubious current value. Harry Redknapp, on the other hand, is believed to be genuinely interested.’

  • noir9

    Jul 21, 2010 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #8

    Lots of footballers are pricks with massive ego’s & doesn’t stop them being good players you just need a coach who is capable of handling them until they become more trouble than their worth.

    I’m no expert on spanish football but I’m fairly sure I’ve herd of the team he played for & I thought (obviously wrongly) that you would of had to be quite good to get a game for them. He scored 311 goals in 722 games & “only scores when you provide it for him”, bloody journeyman strikers eh……..who does he think he is?

  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 21, 2010 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #9


    Put in context . he was , was being the operative word, a great player. He was once a good player playing in a good team in a previously glorious era. He’s about 34/35 now.

    Spain became much better as a national team when they moved away from picking exclusively Madrid players. You may have heArd of Barcelona too.

    If you think Shearer was allowed to be bigger than the club, times it by 10 in Raul’s case. He is the original ”untouchable”

  • Newutd

    Jul 21, 2010 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #10


    We DEFINITELY need a new striker.

    (Raul is not the answer though..)

  • BeeGuy

    Jul 21, 2010 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #11

    NUFC needs speed on the wings with, at least, the quality of Routledge and Jonas. I’m sure CH knows this and is biding his time – if he has any to spare – in picking up one or two.

  • Hector11

    Jul 21, 2010 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #12

    I hope this is not true. I’m from Spain and I have seen Raul some many times playing and I have to say that actually he’s not the striker he used to be 6-7 years ago.


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