Raul Albiol’s Agent Confirms Negotiations Between Valencia & Real Madrid

The young defender’s representative has confirmed reports that Los Blancos have made an approach to sign his client.
24-Jun-2009 7:29:38 AM

Spanish daily Marca claimed yesterday that Real Madrid had launched another assault for a Valencia player after reporting that they had made a €15 million offer for defender Raul Albiol.

Now, the player’s agent, Manuel Garcia Quilon, has confirmed on Cadena SER that talks between the two clubs are in advanced stages and that Los Che will officially unveil their asking price, believed to be in fact around €15m, to the Merengues later today.

Quilon went on to assure in the radio interview, “No player at Valencia is intransferable. The only difference between one player from the other is the price.

“Albiol is ambitious and, therefore, he will do whatever is best for him, so long as there’s an agreement between all parties.”

The agent, who also represents full-back Alvaro Arbeloa, declared that the Liverpool man could very well be on his way out of Anfield this summer, with the Santiago Bernabeu looking like a possible destination.

“He has one year left in his contract and Rafa Benitez knows that it would be best to sell him off now,” he theorised.

“The career of a footballer has many stages. He started his training at Madrid, we could say he received his ‘Masters’ at Liverpool, and now he is qualified to play anywhere.”

Quilon then touched on the subject of another client of his, Ruben de la Red, who is still waiting to be given the all clear to return to football following problems with his heart.

“Just like everyone, he is desperate to return to the pitch, but we are still waiting for the medical results,” he revealed.

KS Leong, Goal.com


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