The 31-year-old Holland international joined Real from Manchester United in the summer of 2006 in a deal worth £10.5million (14.5m euros), penning a three-year contract with the Spanish giants after spending five years at Old Trafford.
In his first season at the Bernabeu, Van Nistelrooy scored 25 league goals in 37 matches, a feat that helped Real win the Primera Liga title and saw him finish as the leading goalscorer in the division.
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