Despite Sir Alex Ferguson being a fan, Karim Benzema has always made it fairly clear that he fancies playing in Spain when he’s finished with Lyon.

Today, however, he has claimed he likes us, but that he’s been a Real Madrid fan since he was a child. Great.

“I feel good at Lyon, but leaving before or after the World Cup is not going to change anything,” Benzema said. “I do not really watch Ligue 1 football, but I love the English, Italian and Spanish leagues. I have been a Real Madrid fan since a kid, but I also like great clubs such as Milan and Manchester [United].”

Rather than go for this lad, only for him to push for a move to Real Madrid in a few years time, let’s cut out the middle man and show no interest.

He’s a quality player, no doubt, but I don’t fancy us signing any more players who harbour feelings for Real Madrid!