Real Madrid play down Wayne Rooney rumours

Kieran Beckles
By Kieran Beckles
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Director general Jorge Valdano is happy with Real Madrid’s current attacking options despite being linked with a swoop for Wayne Rooney.

The speculation surrounding Rooney’s Manchester United future has led to a series of reports in the media linking the England international with a move to Spain.

And when asked whether Jose Mourinho would be looking to recruit in January and the possibility of signing one of England’s prized assets, Valdano opted to remind the media of Real’s impressive striking line-up.

“Madrid have two great strikers; Higuain and Cristiano, who already showed last season that they are capable of scoring 60 goals between them,” said Valdano.

“As well as that there are Di Maria and Ozil, who are going to help these two goalscorers. The question is, who would we move aside if we signed another striker?”

Real have also been linked with a move for Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente but Valdano remained tight-lipped over the prospect of signing the 25-year-old forward.

“I like him, but from that to finding him a place in Madrid, that won’t be easy. Every season there will be a new player, but it doesn’t always have to be a centre-forward,” added the Madrid chief.

“Llorente is improving a lot and he is ready for new experiences, but often the media are discussing things that are not happening in the club.”

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