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Are Real Madrid running scared of losing Daniel Parejo to Arsenal?

There's not much on YouTube about Spanish wonderkid Daniel Parejo, but I managed to find the above clip featuring the player that Arsene Wenger is rumoured to be about to splash out £10 million for.

Apparently that's the figure in Parejo's contract that would trigger his release from Real Madrid. And the Spanish giants seem to be running scared as team manager Bernd Schuster even considered giving the teenager a shock call up to his team when they faced Partizan Belgrade in last week's Bernabeu Trophy exhibition match.

Spanish clubs are getting understadably worked up about losing some of their best young players to English clubs, as Barcelona can atest to having lost Cesc Fabregas and Fran Merida to the Gunners.

However, the £10 million clause in Parejo's contract means that Los Merengues would be heavily compensated if he was to move on.

Parejo currently plays for Madrid's nursery club Castilla, but he is arguably Spanish football's brightest prospect and has been earmarked as a superstar of the future, with no less than Alfredo Di Stefano heralding him as the best talent in the country's youth system.

A technically gifted midfielder, Parejo inspired Spain to win the U19 European Championship this year and has been knocking in the goals for Castilla already this season.

Arsene Wenger is known to be an admirer of the 18-year-old and Arsenal scouts are believed to have been watching Castilla games to compile reports on the wonderkid, but whether Le Gaffer will splash out £10 million on the youngster is arguable. However, with Theo Walcott in line to eventually cost the club £12 million, don't be too surprised if the numbers in the Gunners' Spanish contingent swell when the January transfer window opens.

Have you seen Daniel Parejo play? If so, what do you think of the teenager? And do you believe the rumours that Arsenal are interested in buying the midfielder? Post you thoughts below using our comments section

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Posted by Gordon Masson on December 12, 2007 11:53 AM in News| Players| Transfers| Video
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you do try very hard dont you??

10mill??we all can live in hope but your fantasy is ridiculously extreme sometimes you need to toe it down case dissappointment will wear heavy on you lol!!!!

Posted by: casicky | December 12, 2007 4:00 PM

we happen to need a winger or a centre back, not yet another brilliant teenage striker. our list of teenage potential with not much to show for it already includes walcott and bendtner. besides, vela's comiing in next season and he, going by his youtube video, has some serious ability.

Posted by: tgun | December 13, 2007 3:45 AM

Queens Park Rangers co-owners Flavio Briatore and Alejandro Agag have reportedly met with Daniel Parejo’s agents about a possible move for the Real Madrid youngster.
Parejo has previously been linked to Arsenal, and another London club, QPR, are believed to have set sights on the highly rated Spaniard.
Bahía Internacional, the company that manages the player’s interest as well as Fernando Torres’, held talks with The Championship club’s supremo according to Radio Marca, and discussed a possible loan deal.
The 19-year-old has been a shining star for Real Madrid’s youth teams, and sending him to another club next season was not part of Los Merengues’ plans.
But Briatore, who has a tremendous relationship with the Spanish club, as he invited chairman Ramon Calderon to his wedding, is hopeful he will persuade them to allow youngsters on loan to Loftus Park, starting with Parejo. how the mighty have fallen UUUUUUU RRRRRRRRRRR'sssssss

Posted by: QPRpete | June 16, 2008 8:24 PM

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