Is this Real Madrid man set to leave as big names arrive at the La Liga giants?
Alvaro Negredo has revealed that if he is forced to leave Real Madrid then Liverpool or Valencia would be great destinations, but his first choice is stay at the Bernabeu.
The 23-year-old striker has been bought back by Los Merengues after two years with Almeria and there is some confusion about whether he will stay or be sold as part of another deal.
Reports have linked Negredo with an immediate move away from the Spanish capital, but the player himself wants to show that he could be the forward that Madrid need if he is given the chance.
“My first option is to stay, but we will have to see how many forwards there are at Madrid. For a player like me, who comes from the youth team, it is difficult to win a place.
“But if they decide to sell me then I will not leave with any problems.”
Liverpool have also been linked with a move for Negredo and while he has not hidden the fact he would like to play with Fernando Torres, he is not pushing for a move to Anfield.
“I have already said that I think that is a great club and it would be incredible to play alongside Torres. But I prefer not to talk about that, because for now I am a Madrid player,” he added.
The Source: (Sky Sports)
Given that Real Madrid are spending money with alarming aplomb the likes of Negredo will not stand much of a chance of a run in the starting eleven as the big names start arriving to go with the strikers already ahead of the 23 year old in the striking queue.
Talents such as Raul, Gonzalo Higuain, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Ruud van Nistelrooy already stand in Alvaro’s way and more will follow as Florentino Perez spends spends spends. The striker has had two good seasons at Almeria and although he has been brought back to the Bernabeu I expect he may well be offloaded.
He could well offer Fernando Torres good support up front but I think the jury is out on whether he would be a big success in the Premier League and it could well be an expensive signing for Benitez to take that sort of risk on.
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