Hamburg Striker Ruud Van Nistelrooy Demands Real Madrid Return

Posted by admin on Friday, 14 January 2011

Hamburg's Ruud van Nistelrooy has reportedly demanded a return to Real Madrid after hearing of their interest.
Hamburg striker Ruud van Nistelrooy has reportedly demanded the club let him return to Real Madrid after hearing los Blancos were interested in his services to replace long-term injury absentee Gonzalo Higuain, according to Kicker.

Earlier in the day Madrid sporting director Jorge Valdano had confirmed the club are seeking a striker during the winter transfer window.

Upon hearing of the Spaniards' desire to bring him back to the Santiago Bernabeu on a six-month loan deal, but also the German outfit's unwillingness to let him go, reports emerged that the Dutchman stormed out of the players' hotel and said, "If you don't let me go back to Madrid, I'll never turn out for Hamburg again."

Team spokesman Joern Wolf refused to comment on whether the 34-year-old had issued an ultimatum to the club.

"Van Nistelrooy is in the team hotel. Coach Armin Veh will also put him in the team for the game in Gelsenkirchen [against Schalke] tomorrow," he revealed.

Van Nistelrooy spent four oft-injured seasons with the nine-time Champions League winners with an impressive scoring record of 64 goals in 96 appearances in all competitions before moving to the Bundesliga in 2010.

The former Manchester United star would not be cup-tied for European competition this season unlike many of the other big names linked with a move to Real Madrid at the moment.