Guti confirms talks with West Ham over sensational move

The former Real Madrid midfielder has revealed he could join the Londoners in the Premier League next season, having been a without a club since leaving Besiktas late last year
By Alberto Pinero

Former Real Madrid and Spain midfielder Guti has revealed he is negotiations to sign for West Ham this summer.

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The 35-year old, who left Madrid after almost 25 years of service for the Santiago Bernabeu side and over 500 appearances for Los Blancos, has been out of action since he was released on a free contract by Turkish team Besiktas in November of last year.

Since then, the technically gifted midfielder has rejected a number of offers to return to the game, but has revealed exclusively to that he is close to agreeing a deal with newly promoted West Ham to play in the Premier League next season.

Guti told "Yes West Ham are interested but nothing is decided yet. We are negotiating."

However, the veteran player has warned any potential suitor that he will not settle for a short-term role in the team, messaging via Twitter: "I'm not going to any team just to do pre-season, be it West ham or any other team. Whoever wants me should sign me. If not, I'll stay at home."

The midfielder played 14 times for Spain, having turned out on 542 occasions for Madrid and made 40 appearances for Besiktas. He is 36 in October.