Real Madrid

Claude Makelele may be on his way out of Real Madrid after admitting that he does not feel appreciated at the club.

‘A player has to be happy to do his job as well as possible,’ he was quoted in Marca.

‘If I’m not being valued at the club but there’s another club where I am valued at the right level, why would I carry on here?’

The French midfielder confirmed that his representatives have opened negotiations with the club over a new contract, but suggested that he would not hesitate to quit the club if they did not offer a substantially-improved deal.

‘It’s obvious that there have been conversations between the two sides,’ Makelele said.

‘I wouldn’t be talking about it if that wasn’t the case.

‘It’s up to the club,’ he added.

‘I’ll listen to them and see what happens.

‘I’ll do everything possible to remain at Real Madrid. My future lies here or some place else.’