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Real Madrid legend keen on Premier League

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Departing Real Madrid captain Raul claims he is considering a move to England following his departure from the Santiago Bernabeu, denying a deal with Schalke is already done.

The veteran striker on Monday announced his departure from the club where he has spent his entire career and had been expected to sign for Schalke, possibly as early as Monday afternoon, but the 33-year-old says a move to the Premiership is also a possibility.

"The German team is interested in me and I have had very deep discussions with them. In a few days I will know whether I'll be going to the Bundesliga, but there are other teams that are also interested. What is clear is that my future lies in Germany or England," said Raul.

Tottenham and Newcastle have been linked with the veteran striker, while Liverpool and Manchester United have also been mentioned as possible destinations for the Madrid idol.

The 33 year-old says his time at the club has been like a dream.

"Being a Real Madrid player is the greatest dream you can imagine," he said.

"Now more than ever I want everybody to know that in every move, dribble, turn or gesture on the field of play, I tried to give the best I could. In my head the word surrender has never existed, because that is what Real Madrid is about."

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