Celades considers England

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Real Madrid midfielder Albert Celades has confirmed he would relish a move to England, after being linked with Middlesbrough.

The 29-year-old is considering his future at El Santiago Bernabeu following the arrival of Thomas Gravsesen from Everton.

Celades was a squad player under Mariano Garcia Remon and saw some action, but he has sunk further down the pecking order under Brazilian Wanderley Luxemburgo.

It is now believed that both Middlesbrough and Aston Villa have lodged loan bids, although Boro are understood to be leading the chase.

The Andorra-born ace is now considering his options, but insists Real will decide what happens.

"The coach wants more players to exit and specifically midfielders," said Celades.

"I am happy in Madrid but I need more minutes. It is a complicated situation, but the key is the directors.

"Things not are easy, but each day my work it is hard."

Celades, who is out of contract in the summer, admits a move to England is appealing.

"The Premier League is very attractive for any player and in this moment there are a number of Spanish players there," he added.

The Spanish international began his career with Barcelona, before joining Celta Vigo in 1999.

After one season in Vigo he moved to Madrid and has been there ever since, albeit last term when he spent most of the campaign on loan at Bordeaux.