Old Trafford eye up move for Bernabeu legend.
Manchester United have been linked with a move for Real Madrid striker Raul should he be allowed to leave on a free transfer.
Real president Florentino Perez is believed to be ready to give the 32-year-old a golden handshake to leave the club this summer.
However, while he is admired by Sir Alex Ferguson, sources at Old Trafford believe Raul is too old to make a significant impact on the Premier League. (Daily Mail)
The Real Madrid veteran will soon turn 33 so one wonders if Manchester United would really look to sign Raul. There will be a fair few interested parties looking to cash in on a player who would be a merchandising dream and could still offer something on the football field for a season or two.
A move to the MLS has been mooted but it does seem that Jose Mourinho would allow the Bernabeu legend to leave on a free and therefore any prospective suitor would only have to fork out a very large signing on fee and presumably astronomical wages.
Its worth noting that the Spaniard managed seven goals in 13 starts last term and the previous season finished joint top scorer with 24 goals so could still make an impact. Expect Manchester City to express interest any day now.