Manchester United target 'dreams' of playing for Real Madrid

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Reported Manchester United target, Julian Draxler, is flattered to be linked with a move to Real Madrid, admitting that it would be "a dream" to turn out for the Spanish giants.

Sky Sports reports how the Schalke midfielder has attracted admiring glances from a host of top European clubs, with Jose Mourinho one of a number of high profile managers monitoring the 19-year-old's development in the Bundesliga.

Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson has also been credited with an interest in bringing Draxler to Old Trafford, with talkSPORT suggesting the Germany international is one of the Premier League leaders' primary targets this summer.

However, Manchester United will face serious competition for the player's signature after the talented teenager intimated his preference to play in La Liga.

"Real Madrid are one of the world's great clubs, it makes me proud that they like my style of play," he told Spanish publication Marca. "It would be a dream to play at Real Madrid.

"I've always said that I would like to play in Spain. Every weekend I try to see the matches involving Madrid and Barcelona. I never miss the Clasicos."

Asked directly about the speculation that continues to surround his future, Draxler reaffirmed his commitment to Schalke, saying his focus for now is on finishing the 2012/13 campaign strongly.

"Right now I'm with Schalke and I have a contract until 2016," he added. "I'm having a very good season and I'm doing very well, I've scored eight goals in the Bundesliga and I feel very happy."


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