David Cobeno, sporting director at Rayo Vallecano, has sent a direct message to La Liga rivals Real Madrid regarding the European champions’ alleged interest in Fran Garcia.
Those of a Real persuasion will of course be well accustomed to the name of stopper Garcia.
This comes with the Blancos youth product having departed the Spanish capital on a permanent basis last summer, on the back of a successful loan stint with the aforementioned Rayo.
And Garcia has since only gone on to impress ever further, piquing attentions amongst those in a position of power at the Bernabeu.
Recent weeks have seen it widely reported across the Spanish media that Real would be interested in bringing their ex-left-back back to the club this summer, to provide cover for first-choice option Ferland Mendy.
And, as alluded to above, on Thursday, the exact demands which Florentino Perez and co. will be required to meet to push such a deal over the line have been confirmed.
Speaking during an exchange with the press a short time ago, Rayo sporting director David Cobeno was drawn on the speculation that Real are expressing a keen interest in a Garcia reunion this summer.
And Cobeno went on to confirm that any such move would set the La Liga holders back a sum of €10 million:
🚨🎙| David Cobeno (Rayo Vallecano sporting director): “We have 100% of Fran Garcia’s rights. If Real Madrid want him: €10m.”
— Madrid Xtra (@MadridXtra) June 16, 2022
Garcia himself, meanwhile, has already made clear his hope of such a deal coming to fruition, having admitted during a recent interview that a move back to his former club would mark something of a career ‘dream’:
“I’m very honest and I’ve always said it,” the defender explained. “My dream would be to return, I wish I could have that opportunity, but right now I have to focus on my current team. I will give everything on the field as I’ve done before.”
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