Ruud keen on England return
Former Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy has revealed he could return to English football.
Last Updated: 27/03/11 11:33am
Former Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy has revealed he could return to English football at the end of the season.
Van Nistelrooy's contract at Hamburg expires in the summer and the 34-year-old is widely expected to leave the Bundesliga club.
He was denied a return to former team Real Madrid in the January transfer window and has not ruled out a move back to Spain.
However, Van Nistelrooy is also interested in playing in the Premier League again after spending five seasons at Old Trafford earlier in his career.
"I am thinking about a nice club in England after this season," Van Nistelrooy is quoted in the Sunday Mirror.
"Or a club in Spain, but I don't think Real Madrid will come again after their efforts to bring me back in the January transfer window.
"I have decided that if a really big European club does approach me, I will accept a role as reserve striker.
"I would have accepted that too if the deal with Real Madrid had come off in January.
"They knew I was ready to step in when needed."