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Plenty of Real Madrid transfer news to go around today featuring Drenthe, Robben, Cicinho, Cassano, Quaresma, Emerson, Sneijder and serial-whore van der Vaart.

Real Madrid have picked up Royston Drenthe from Feyenoord for a reported fee of £8.5m – Drenthe will play at left-back and while I’m not too convinced that Schuster can survive more than a season at Real Madrid but Drenthe is a good buy, even if he comes with a high price-tag. Apparently no contract has been signed yet but a medical tomorrow should seal the deal and Drenthe is expected to be presented on Monday.

Madrid are also looking to finalise a deal for Arjen Robben with Chelsea next week – he’ll reportedly cost them £20m but if he can stay fit and his heart is in the game he’s still worth that much, and will be another good signing for Madrid.

There are reports that Roma are after Cicinho and that they want him on loan – reportedly Schuster is favouring Salgado over Cicinho but for the life of me I don’t get why a talented player like Cicinho wouldn’t be kept around, considering the demands placed on Real Madrid to win all competitions. There’s news that Liverpool are after Cicinho as well.

Cassano could return to Italy, possibly to Sampdoria who apparently can’t afford him so might be looking to take him on loan. Cassano could use a second chance, but then that can be said of anyone who flops at Real Madrid.

If you are to believe AS, super-cunt and agent Jorge Mendes has offered Porto’s Ricardo Quaresma to Real Madrid, if the Robben deal were, for some reason, not to go through. It’s not true, surely, but you can’t put anything past agents these days and Jorge Mendes has a rich history of offering his clients to Madrid and Barcelona.

With the 25m price quoted for Quaresma, no wonder that Liverpool have stayed away so far. I doubt Madrid would be distracted either, although next summer could be a different story.

And according to the Italian press Emerson is closer to moving to Milan than he is to Inter – although where he would fit in either squad is beyond me. He’s not half-bad though, but surely not a priority for those two?

We’re not done with Madrid yet – Rafael Van der Vaart has been whoring himself out to any paper willing to listen his cries for a ‘big club’ to come after him, and now he’s ‘positioning’ himself to be picked up by Real Madrid. I don’t see it happening, especially with the news that Real Madrid are after Wesley Sneijder.

Real Madrid have offered 16m for Sneijder, and the player has reportedly said that he wants to leave as well. I’d expect this to be sorted out by the end of next week, and for van der Vaart to keep whoring himself well into next season.

Also See: Premiership Transfers Summer 2007

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Comments (6)

  1. Just to add,i think Madrid are paying for their past Galacticos policy;
    clubs now expect big money when they sell to Madrid;

    Pepe for 30 million while Juve got Andrade for under 10,
    Sneijder (Ajax jewel) for near to 30
    while Pools got Babel (Ajax jewel) for 4 &
    Drenthe for 8 when 8 mil can get u a better proven player anytime…
    Trust me,even VDVaart will be very expensive…

  2. You can’t really compare Babel and Sneijder purely because the former represents raw and untapped potential whilst Sneijder has been performing at the top level consistently for a few seasons now… but your general point is fair, and makes you realise that Mourinho is not spouting shit when he speaks of the price being raised for Chelsea.

  3. Also doesn’t help when your club’s president is going on every chance he gets about how much money you have to spend on transfers.

  4. To BOB:

    Pepe is only 23 and has been the best CB in Portugal for the last 2 seasons while Andrade is nearly 30, extremely injury-prone and just avarage in Deportivo.

    The Pepe transfer is comparable to the one of Carvalho, who was 26 when Chelsea paid €30mill for him.

    You might have not know but Manchester United and Chelsea were both interested in him but found that it would be imposible for them to secure hun a work-permit, seeing as he does not play for any NT and is a non-EU.

  5. Forgot to add: Deportivo offered Andrade to Real Madrid for €10mill + a youth player but Real Madrid rejected it. The same deal Juve accepted.

  6. Sneijder has signed – I think that this is a masterstroke, and I expect Sneijder and Van Nistelrooy to form a formidable tandem.

    All of this building towards an exceptionally exciting La Liga season.