The former Arsenal, Chelsea and Portsmouth man had been surplus to requirements at Madrid.
With one year left on his contract, Real opted to sell him and instead take Michael Essien on loan from Chelsea.
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Being an amiable guy is good for you and Jurgen Klopp is living proof.
Summer 2016 is set to be a very exciting time for football fans, as this is when the long awaited Euro 2016 tournament kicks off.