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Our friends over at The People have run and amazing story today which claims Real Madrid are chasing Wolves ‘star’ Steven Fletcher.

They report representatives of the Spanish league leaders have travelled over to Wolverhampton on TWO separate occasions in recent weeks to monitor the progress of the 24-year-old striker.

Now I know they say that anything is possible in football but surely Tom Hopkinson was having a bet with somebody when he penned this little ‘exclusive’?

While it is true Los Blancos looked at the player six years ago following an impressive under 19 European Championships with Scotland, there is little truth in any interest today.

Hopkinson goes on to claim the Scottish hit man would go into the club’s B team, Real Madrid Castilla and then into the first team depending on his performance.

When you consider the attacking talent available to Jose Mourinho, that seems highly unlikely indeed..

In fact, beyond a senior squad which includes the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Gonzalo Higuain, Jose Maria Callejon, and Angel Di Maria, Real Madrid also have a fantastic pool of attacking talent in their B team, who are also all younger than Fletcher – Alvaro Morata and Jese Rodriguez to name but two.

I am sure Steven Fletcher is a very good player and he probably also believes he could hold his own in Spain, unfortunately however, it isn’t going to happen at Real Madrid.

Time for a reality check.

Truth Rating: 0/10




  1. Reality Check

    15 January, 2012 at 13:58

    Real Madrid have watched Steven Fletcher several times since he was a young kid at Hibs, he could certainly have been watched recently if he is still on their list to monitor. Try doing a bit of research before you write a story.

    • Iain McMullen

      15 January, 2012 at 14:02

      I believe they sent someone to look at him after the under19 Euros but that was six years ago when he was 18.

      • Reality Check

        15 January, 2012 at 14:24

        So you agree they’ve watched him but still think that the suggestion there is still interest is the most ludicrous story ever?

        If you check you’ll find interviews with Pique where he says Madrid wanted Fletcher in 08-09.

        • Iain McMullen

          15 January, 2012 at 14:34

          I agree with the writer completely – and that is no disrespect to Steven Fletcher. Real Madrid sending scouts over in 2007 has no relevance to any interest in the player today.

          He is now 24-years-old and past the age where he would be of interest to RM Castilla who, incidentally have some fantastic talent already.

          Remember players such as Roberto Soldado couldn’t even break through at the Bernabeu and had to move on.

    • Stevo

      21 February, 2012 at 11:33

      This is true 😀

  2. Steve Bull

    15 January, 2012 at 14:05

    Steven Fletcher was the key player for the Scotland youth team in their run to the Euro 2006 final where they lost to Spain, Madrid watched him a few times in the next few years.

  3. Heath Chesters

    15 January, 2012 at 14:42

    Steven Fletcher to Real Madrid?

    Granada are going to make a late dash and win La Liga too this year!

    Remember, you heard it here first 😉

  4. The proctor

    21 February, 2012 at 11:34

    They also want stearman

  5. the proctor's son

    21 February, 2012 at 11:35

    i agree with mr proctor

  6. Angry man

    21 February, 2012 at 11:37

    I think this is actually true , but honestly I would like to express my total disgust in offending a decent team … Go back to glory hunting with man united !! DISCO DIVAS BLUD 😀

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