Serb defender aims for Real Madrid move

08:37, June 08, 2010      

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Serbian defender Alexsander Kolarov said on Monday that he was close to signing a deal to join Spanish giants Real Madrid next season.

The left back, who is currently with Lazio in Italy, is high on the shopping list of new Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho, who tried to take him to his former club, Inter Milan, last season.

Now Kolarov, who is with the Serbian squad for the World Cup finals, said he believes a deal is close to being agreed.

"Everything is going well for the moment, but we will need a few more days to fill in all of the pieces in the puzzle," he said in declarations printed in Spanish sports paper Marca.

"I am expecting the best, the (Lazio) club President Claudio Lotito, promised that he would let me go to Real. Real is one of the biggest clubs in the World and it would be an honor to be able to wear their shirt," said Kolarov.

"I am hoping for good news and preparing myself for the important moment in my career," he added.

Kolarov would be an ideal signing for Real Madrid. The club needs a left back as Marcelo, who played around half of last season's games, struggles to control his attacking instincts and is constantly caught out of position.

Meanwhile Alvaro Arbeloa, who played the remaining games on the left, is a right footed player who has adapted well, but feels more comfortable on the right or in central defense.



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