Veteran Brazilian full back Roberto Carlos has remarkably claimed that he would return to former club Real Madrid in a heartbeat if the club decide to make a shock move for him to cover for the injured Pepe. Real are being linked with moves for full backs rather than a central defender following the injury with the suggestion that right back Sergio Ramos would move into the middle and the 36 year old Carlos has been a shock name in the fray.
Carlos left Real back in 2007 to finish his career off with Turkish giants Fenerbahce but the left back is still nowhere near ready to retire and had reportedly agreed a summer move back to Brazil to play for Corinthians for next year. However, Carlos has revealed that he would readily drop the move in favour of a return to his beloved Real. He told Spanish daily Marca
“If Real Madrid call me I’ll go there right away.”
The Brazilian is a legend at the Bernabeu but many will be surprised by the suggested move. It is proving a popular one though with a poll on Marca’s website seeing 73% of fans saying that it would be a good move. There is a setback though in the form of Corinthians who are fuming at the suggestion that their proposed signing could go elsewhere. Marca reports that the Corinthians chairman will demand a fee of over 20 million euros compensation if Carlos cancels his agreement with them to return to Real.
Given the fee mentioned, Real would surely be better off splashing out on a younger player who actually could play at centre back.
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