Nolito open to Real switch
Barcelona winger Nolito admits he would consider a move to Real Madrid if they came knocking.
Last Updated: 28/12/10 6:10pm
Barcelona winger Nolito admits he would consider a move to fierce rivals Real Madrid if they came knocking.
The 24-year-old, whose contract at Camp Nou is due to expire, is currently deciding where his future lies having found playing time limited with the Primera Liga giants.
Nolito, who has made just three appearances for Barca since breaking into the first team, is understood to be a target of Benfica, with reports in Spain suggesting he has already wrapped up a deal with the Portuguese side.
The Spaniard has stamped on those rumours, insisting he is still uncertain over his future, but has not ruled out linking up with Real should they express an interest.
Nolito told Diario de Jerez: "I have always loved Barcelona and I always will, but I am realistic and above all I want to play.
"If Madrid would gamble on me, why not? I have to go because I am a professional.
"It is true there is interest from Benfica and other clubs, but today I am not committed to anyone.
"People say I am signed for Benfica but I still do not know if I will leave this team.
"(Barca manager) Pep (Guardiola) has been good to me and given me confidence. He has been very good to me and I am very grateful, I can have no complaints."