Geremi wants future sorted
By Francisco Acedo
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 24-year-old spent a successful season on loan at Middlesbrough last term, but saw a permanent move to the Riverside fall through after Boro could not reach agreement with Real over a transfer fee.
Geremi - who was recently called up to his country's Confederations Cup squad - claims he would have been happy to extend his stay in England, but has declared his priority is now to get his future cleared up one way or the other as soon as possible.
"I would honestly like to return to Real Madrid if it is to play," he stated.
"Being on the bench is no good for me now especially after my spell in the Premier League where I demonstrated that I can adapt to anything.
"When I arrived (at Middlesbrough) I had a lot of doubts, but I settled in and did very well.
"I was chosen amongst the most valuable players last season and that meant a lot.
"I know Middlesbrough wanted to sign me, but they could not reach a financial agreement with Madrid.
"They told me they were going to make a big effort to sign me, but I don't know any more than that.
"I hope that after the Confederations Cup everything will be cleared up and I can go on holiday in peace.
"I do not want another summer of uncertainty over my future."