Real Madrid forced to choose between Diarra or Huntelaar

Lost Merengues can not have both the former Portsmouth midfielder and Ajax skipper in the squad.

A club statement read: “The sporting aspects are naturally more important. The signings of Huntelaar and Lassana Diarra, as well as other signings that could currently take place, came about due to necessities of the club…but they could in no way fail to be part of a mid to long term sports plan.

“This is proven by the sums of money that were invested in the signings and by the fact that the new players’ contracts last for more than four years.”