Real keen to retain Geremi
By Mark Kendall. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
REAL MADRID have re-iterated their intention to keep Cameroon international midfielder Geremi unless Middlesbrough meet their é¼14 million (£9.6 million) asking price.
Real sporting director Jorge Valdano confirmed to Spanish daily AS that it would take a 'super offer' to prise the 24-year-old from the Bernabeu.
"Unless a super offer arrives for Geremi, we will have him next season,'' declared Valdano.
Real have been impressed by Geremi's form during his season-long loan in The Premiership and consider the midfielder to have an important future at the club.
"In The Premier League he has proved himself at a great level and he can be very useful to Madrid," Valdano went on.
"The same contribution that Guti gives a team from the midfield to the attack, he (Geremi) can give from the midfield to the back."