Guti willing to consider Premier League move

November 21, 2007

Real Madrid playmaker Guti admits he would consider a move to the Premier League if he was ever to leave the Spanish giants.

Guti's chief ambition is to see out the remainder of his career at the Bernabeu, but the mercurial midfielder has not ruled out a switch to England if that goal does not materialise.

'I want to retire here. I will play until my body tells me to stop. I want to renew my contract for two more years when the current one runs out (in 2010),' the 31-year-old said in an interview with Spanish radio station Onda Madrid.

'If not, everybody knows that my intention to play in the Premier League. It is my second option. I like the cities of Liverpool and Manchester, but I would go to any team in London.'

Guti, who has been part of the Real senior squad for over a decade now, also spoke about the possibility of becoming a coach when he hangs up his boots, with current boss Bernd Schuster one of his role models.

'I would like some relationship with football because it has given me my life,' he said.

'The first thing I will do is get a coaching licence, just in case. I've always said the best coaches and those who understand players better are those who have been players themselves.

'I guess I would have a similar style to Schuster's as coach. It is the best relationship that I have had with a coach. I have his respect and I know that I can slip up or have a bad game and it does not matter.

'Nobody has treated me like he has. Before, replacing Guti was the easiest substitution to make.'