Luis Figo has admittted that he would like to play in England before he hangs up his boots.

The Portuguese midfielder has 18 months left on his current deal at Real and there has been speculation that he won’t be offered a new deal.

“I am certain that I am not going to play for another club in Spain,” he told Onda Madrid. “I have that very clear.

“England is a dream for the prestige and respect for professionals there is, but sometimes dreams don’t come true.

“My first intention is to complete my contract because it is a way of repaying the chance they (Real) took on me.

“But like any human being, I want to know my future as soon as possible.

“At my age it’s logical that they should let me go at the end of this season if they are not going to extend my contract.”

Figo, who became a hate figure among Barcelona fans following his controversial switch from the Nou Camp to the Santiago Bernabeu in 2000, stated that his heart now lay with Madrid.

“I feel like a Madrid fan now,” he continued.

“I have spent five years here and feel identified with the club. I want the best for Madrid –¬†that they always win.

“I won seven titles with Barcelona, and another seven with Real Madrid, but if I had to go with one I would side with Madrid.”