Joaquin has reiterated his desire to play for Real Madrid.

Speaking ahead of Betis’ trip to the Bernabeu, Joaquin admitted that he would love to play for Madrid.

“It would be a dream to play for a great team like Real Madrid, the best team in the world , and to play in the Champions League,” he said.

“But there is not only Real Madrid, because Europe has many great clubs, but being Spanish they are the team that you aspire to play for.

“To go to Madrid while Figo is there would be complicated, because he is one of the best players in the world and is essential to Madrid,” he added.

“I still have a long way to go at this level, while he has won many trophies.

“But who knows where I will be in the future. If I move then that will be fine and if I stay, so be it.

“If I was to leave Betis it would have to be to a place where I would be happy and if that is Madrid then even better, as they are the greatest team in the world.”