Saviola set to stay at Madrid, says agent

July 8, 2008

MADRID, July 8 (Primera Liga) - Real Madrid have shown no inclination that they want to get rid of striker Javier Saviola, according to the player's agent.

Reports in Spain suggest the Argentina international, who was only a bit-part player in Madrid's title-winning campaign last season, is surplus to requirements at the Bernabeu.

However, Saviola's agent Diego Queiruga insists that not only is the 26-year-old former Barcelona and River Plate forward keen to remain at Madrid, but that the Spanish champions have suggested nothing to him about wanting to move the player on either.

'In the various meetings we've had with the club's sporting department and (coach Bernd) Schuster, both have expressed their satisfaction with Saviola's conduct and shown their confidence that he will have a great season,' Queiruga said in Marca.