Jose Mourinho says Real Madrid should get good fee for Nuri Sahin after Liverpool loan
By Lucas Brown. Last Updated: October 19, 2012 7:26pm
Nuri Sahin: Set to be sold by Real Madrid at the end of his loan spell with Liverpool
Jose Mourinho believes Nuri Sahin's loan spell at Liverpool will help Real Madrid get a larger transfer fee when the Spanish club go on to sell him.
The 24 year-old Turkey international is spending the season at Anfield and many expected him to return to the Bernabeu to win a place in the team there, but the coach has other ideas.
Despite only joining Madrid in 2011 from Borussia Dortmund, Mourinho already has plans to make his club money by ensuring that they sell Sahin for a high price, possibly next summer.
"Sahin belongs to Real Madrid and is on loan at Liverpool," Mourinho told France Football.
"That costs us nothing because Liverpool are paying for everything.
"He is young and playing in a league that will help him grow. We want to sell him one day and he will go for a very good price. We made no mistakes."
Mourinho then launched another attack on old foe Jorge Valdano claiming that the former Real Madrid director had no idea who he was signing while at the club.
"If we are going to do some analysis then the president and the director general will confirm it and agree," the Portuguese continued.
"Nobody here knew who Khedira was. The person charged, hypothetically, with this [Valdano] did not know who Khedira was. I can say that for sure.
"They did not know that Khedira was in the last year of his contract and could have joined us very cheaply.
"Neither was it known that Ozil had problems with Werder Bremen. We paid €15million."
When Mourinho took over at Madrid he wanted Valdano to be ousted and won that battle early on in order to be given unprecedented control over the ins and outs of his squad.
One player that Mourinho did flop on was Turkish star Hamit Altintop, but he is still proud of a deal that saw the player arrive for free and move on for €3.5million after a year and four appearances to Galatasaray.
"Then there is Altintop. Was a failure in sporting terms but he was an economic success. We signed him for nothing and he came here with an injury. That is not my fault," he added.
"I do not do the medical exams, but he was then sold for a good fee."