Speaking to the Mexican media just two days before Los Merengues face Atletico Madrid in the Champions League final on Saturday, left-back Layun has admitted that any of his fellow professionals would be lying if they denied they wanted to play at the Bernabeu.
“Anyone would like to play for a team as big as Real Madrid,” the wideman told Fox Sports.
“If a player tells you they’re not interested in playing for a club of that size,” he continued, “they’re lying.”
The international joined Watford in December 2014, and despite featuring for the Hornets at the beginning of the campaign—scoring against Everton in a 2-2 draw—he was sent to FC Porto on loan.
The Portuguese giants have an option to buy the player for €6 million—according to ESPN—although at the time of writing, it remains to be seen whether they will look to sign the Mexican on a permanent deal.
Layun will feature for El Tri this summer in the Copa America hosted by the United States. He is due to report to the Mexico camp on May 29.