Spanish Football Transfer Rumours
According to reports in the Spanish press, Sevilla's Luis Fabiano is a transfer target for Real Madrid. The Brazilian international forward is enjoying a tremendous season and the Manchester City and Tottenham target is currently La Liga's leading goal scorer - or Pichichi as it is known in Spain…
Luis Fabiano's 20 league goals so far this season, not to mention a further 10 European and domestic cup strikes, means that the 27 year old player is seen as the perfect long term recruit for an ageing Real Madrid strike-force consisting of Ruud Van Nistelrooy and Raul.
Marca claims that the player, whose contract at Sevilla expires in June 2009, would be available for just 11 million Euros. The paper believes that, with his current club owning just 35% of Fabiano's registration, the Sevilla President's claims that the player commands a 60 million but-out clause are un-enforceable. The remainder of Fabiano's registration is owned by the London stock exchange listed Global Soccer Investment (GSI) and it is believed that they are eager to cash in on Fabiano's outstanding goal scoring form.
The player's agent has said that "It is very interesting that the big clubs think about Luis Fabiano. Who would not like to play at Real Madrid? It is a dream of all players when they are children."
However, in spite of the reports in Marca, the agent, Jose Fuentes added "I also have to point out that, as yet, there has been no official contact with me. Many things have come up, but right now there is nothing."
Luis Fabiano was signed by Sevilla, from FC Porto for just 1.8 million euros in 2005. His first two seasons in La Liga, under Juande Ramos, were marked by inconsistency and he managed just 15 goals in 49 appearances. However, the change in coaching staff at Sevilla has done Fabiano the world of good .Since Manolo Jimenez replaced Juande Ramos earlier this season and openly expressed his faith in the player, the Brazilian international has suddenly discovered his form and is playing with renewed confidence.