It’s hard to imagine Raul in anything other than the white of Real Madrid but after 323 goals in 741 games at the Bernebeu he’s announced his departure. He says his future lies in Germany or England and Schalke are supposedly favourites, but he could definitely do a job in England. Any one of these clubs could use him.
1 – Liverpool: Another free signing would suit the budget and let’s face it, Liverpool need a striker. Perhaps the arrival of Spanish legend might just convince Torres he should stay and try and get Liverpool back into the Champions League.
2 – Spurs: Harry Redknapp might have ruled out a move for him already but we all know what Harry says and what Harry does are often very different. If they get through their qualifying round Raul’s Champions League experience could be a godsend.
3 – Man United: He might be slowing down but with the kind of service he’d get at Old Trafford he’d still score goals. Decent insurance while we wait and see if Michael Owen can stay fit (hah!) or Javier Hernandez can make the step up to the Premier League.
4 – West Ham: They tried to sign Thierry Henry, Sullivan and Gold clearly have plenty of cash to throw around on wages, and Raul would get plenty of football. Would have to face the stiff challenge of Luis Boa Morte though.
Raul at Madrid.