Where Next for Racing stars?
Rumors around El Sardinero
are that Raul
has rejected approaches for defensive duo, Juanpe
and Javi Soria
, Ivan Bolado
and Igor Gabilondo
. However, he did accept an offer for Enrique Corrales
, who has fallen from the pecking order at Racing
, ever since Kevin
and Dani Castellano
arrived at the club.
, a standout figure in Racing's
season last year, is speculated to have an offer at the table from Petrolul
, from Romania
. It is rumored that the Romanian
side offered £300,000
for the immediate transfer of the player, but Raul
counter-offered to a £500,000
. No word from the Romanian
side has been heard, which probably means that the 30 year-old centre-back is likely to stay at El Sardinero
, for the time being.
Javi Soria: Raul rejected a big offer for his 30 year-old centre-back
His 'partner-in-crime', Juanpe
, was also speculated of a bid from the same Romanian
side. Both centre-backs formed an admirable relationship in the heart of the defense, but yet again, Raul
was stubborn to sell in what it looks to remain his same centre-back first choice. Rumors around Marca
state that the offer was for about £250,000
, but Raul
at a minimum of £750,000
, which was out of the Romanian's
Juanpe, 23, kept a record of 15 clean sheets last season
is a man in demand, according to his agent, Anton Yurukov
have put in bids, according to the Bulgarian
agent, but Raul
, among the clubs named, have swiftly rejected those claims. Raul
said,"All the world knows about Racing's
current financial situation, and honestly, if a good offer comes to the table, we will have to consider it, no matter who it is. We've brought in Ivan [Bolado]
on a free transfer, and have extended his contract the past season, it'll take a good offer to lure him from Racing
, a team he truly loves, after he made his return last season. Any money we gain for him will go to the aid of the club."
Wanted Man: Ivan Bolado could make the move to new BBVA club Mallorca.
, perhaps the best free signing of the season, has claimed that Racing
refused a £30,000
bid for him. Raul
said,"Igor Gabilondo, scored 17 goals
last term, and had 23 assists
. I dare you to name me a player that did that when he was 35 at a decent league. If you can do that, then I'll sell you Igor [Gabilondo]
. Whichever team that comes for Igor Gabilondo
must know, that until we get an offer that satisfies us, we will not sell."
Key Player: Gabilondo had his best season yet in his career with Racing last term.