Geremi wants Real stay
By Francisco Acedo
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 24-year-old spent all of last season on loan with Middlesbrough and Boro manager Steve McClaren is keen to land the African ace in a permanent deal.
Real, however, have set a fee of just over £9 million for the player - a price The Riverside Stadium club are reluctant to pay.
With his immediate future seemingly looking uncertain, Geremi has insisted that it would be foolish to leave the Santiago Bernabeu club at this stage and that he remains committed to seeing out his his deal with the Spanish champions.
"I want to fulfill my contract in Madrid and then see what happens," Geremi told Spanish daily AS.
"At the moment, any player in the world would want to play in this team and I am no exception."
New Real boss Carlos Queiroz and sporting director Jorge Valdano seem keen to keep Geremi in their squad next term, despite the fact that the player is attracting interest from Boro and the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United.
Meanwhile, the Cameroonian international added his approval to the signing of England captain Davied Beckham, believing that the former Manchester United man will make Real a better team.
"For me, I would like to play next to him," revealed Geremi.