Real Madrid Re-Sign Alvaro Negredo From Almeria For €5m – Report

The much sought after striker looks set to return to the Bernabeu, although he is expected to be on his way back out soon.

It has reported that Real Madrid have exercised their option to re-purchase Alvaro Negredo from Almeria for €5 million following two successful seasons with the modest Andalusian side.

Los Blancos’ director-general, Jorge Valdano, had previously expressed his desire to bring the 23-year-old back to the Santiago Bernabeu, but it is believed that the striker will not be staying in the capital for long as the club contemplate using him in as part of a transaction to sign another player.

Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez has admitted that he would be willing to offer €12 million for the player, and according to Spanish daily, AS, Madrid could use that figure to aid them in their bid to sign Xabi Alonso.

Valencia are also in the running for Negredo’s signature and the young hitman could again play a pivotal role in los Blancos’ attempt to buy David Villa or David Silva.

Villarreal, however, could be a surprise destination for Negredo. The Castello club have reportedly made a €10 million bid for the player. Madrid are willing to consider the offer if the Yellow Submarine agrees to forfeit the €4 million buy-out clause for their former coach, Manuel Pellegrini. This would effectively take the player’s valuation to €14 million.

AS summarises that Negredo, who finished the 2008-09 season with an impressive haul of 19 goals, will be sold to the club that tables an offer anywhere between €15-20 million. If no such bid arrives, then he will be off-loaded to El Madrigal.

Madrid have yet to officially confirm that they have re-signed the Almeria man.

KS Leong, Goal.com