After the recent problems over in Italy, sending vultures from all over Europe to try and get something out of the 4 Italian clubs, maybe now the 'pack of vultures' have an alternative 'feeding' spot and it's none other than Real 'Biggest club in the whole wide galaxy!' Madrid. According to reports:
Ivan Helguera and Michel Salgado headline a long list of Real Madrid players being made available this summer.
Real coach Fabio Capello will meet with sports director Predrag Mijatovic today in Austria to run a final check over those players he's prepared to offload.
Michel Salgado, Carlos Diogo, Oscar Minambres, Francisco Pavon, Jonathan Woodgate, Ruben, Raul Bravo, Ivan Helguera, Alvaro Mejia, Pablo Garcia, Thomas Gravesen, Borja, Javier Portillo, Julio Baptista and Ronaldo are all expected to have their names circulated around Europe's biggest clubs this week.
Most of those players are, well, fringe players and should have walked long ago. But there are some pretty interesting ones! Let's take a look.
Michel Salgado: He might be a little old, but I still think he can cut it at Premiership levels, even at teams like Tottenham, who lacks a right-back.
Jon Woodgate: Too injury prone, but on his day, he's better than Rio Ferdinand and maybe Ledley King. Maybe Newcastle's interested to take the boy back? Since Boumsong and Bramble clearly don't cut it at this level.
Thomas Gravesen: Instead of splashing 18.2million on Carrick, why does ManYoo not try a little bid for this 'Shrek' MK2 here. He might be getting a little old now, but still does his job well. Experience's the key.
Julio Baptista: Everyone thought he'll shine at Real, but after some lacklustre performance, might be on his way out. So definitely, Arsenal will be interested after missing out on him last season. Why not this, Arsenl exchanges that wussy Jose Reyes for the Baptista himself? Seems like a good deal.
Ronaldo(Fat & Real One): A little lazy. A little fat. But no one can doubt his quality. Still a pretty good striker, albeit a stop-gap for most big clubs, desperately searching for strikers that seemed so, so scarce in recent times. Maybe Liverpool might be interested, but most likely he'll return to Internazionale.