Granero committed to Madrid despite Liverpool interest

Real Madrid midfielder Esteban Granero is planning on staying in the Spanish capital and not make a move to Liverpool in the January transfer window, International Business Times reports. The 24 year old has fallen out-of-favour under Madrid boss Jose Mourinho, but played 73 minutes in last weekend’s 4-1 win over Athletic Bilbao.

Reports suggested the Reds were in negotiations with Madrid over a move for Granero and had confidence that they could complete the deal before the end of the month. Granero has found first team opportunities limited at the Santiago Bernabeu, but is prepared to commit to Madrid and fight for a place in the side. The Spanish midfielder has had offers from clubs in England and Europe this month, according to his management team, but Granero is not moving on loan and will stay in the Spanish capital.

His team said: ‘He played 65 minutes in the last match in the Bernabeu against Athletic Bilbao and maybe the coach is going to consider him more for the future. We have a great relationship with Real Madrid. Everything we are doing is in common with Real Madrid. We will not go to Madrid and say ‘we have an offer’, we want to go’.The truth is Granero is going to continue with Real Madrid. Maybe if a great offer appears but I think now it’s difficult with this market because there is not a lot of money.’

Kenny Dalglish had been interested in bringing the 24 year old midfielder in as cover for the injured Lucas Leiva, who is out until the end of the season with injury. Liverpool are eager to strengthen in the transfer window and are still looking for targets with less than a week left in the window.

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