Reyes in radio hoax
By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
A Spanish radio hoax conned Jose Reyes into saying has would join Real Madrid.Jose Antonio Reyes has been involved in a radio hoax in Spain, where he was tricked into admitting his desire to join Real Madrid.
Spanish station Cope Radio pulled off the amazing hoax, by claiming to be Real's sporting director Emilio Butragueno.
Cope Radio contacted Reyes's agent, who in turn informed the Arsenal man to speak to the pranksters claiming to be the Madrid chief.
During the conversation, Reyes admitted to life being 'not great' at Arsenal - confirming growing rumours that he is not settled in North London.
Reyes later went on to say that he would be happy to join Real and that he had always dreamed of playing for Real Madrid.
The Spanish giants had just denied reports of a swap deal involving Michael Owen moving to Arsenal in order to sign Reyes.
The former Sevilla man had himself said that he was concentrating on winning things at Highbury, despite being flattered with Real's interest.
This latest stunt is sure to anger all parties, and Reyes is thought to be considering legal action against the hoaxers.