Real Madrid legend Raul has been offered the chance to return to the club as a member of the technical staff, reports have suggested.
Mundo Deportivo and El Confidencial claimed the club’s president Florentino Perez met with the 36-year-old when Los Blancos travelled to Qatar to take on Paris Saint-Germain in a friendly earlier this month. Raul, who scored 323 times in 741 games for the club, currently plies his trade for Al-Sadd.
He still has another year to go on is deal in the Middle East, but could be tempted by the opportunity to link up with former team mates Zinidine Zidane, Guti, Fernando Morientes, Ruben de la Red and Santi Solari in the Spanish capital.
At the start of the season, Raul was given a hero’s welcome as he returned to the Santiago Bernabeu for the first time since he left to play in a friendly between Real and his current club. The former Spain international won six La Liga title and three Champions League trophies in his time at the nine-time European Cup winners.
He ended his spell at the club in 2010 when he signed for German outfit Schalke, the team Madrid will face in the next stage of this season’s Champions League.