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Rafael Nadal, next Real Madrid C.F club president in the making?

tennis Updated: Feb 08, 2017 13:19 IST
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Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal, the 14-time Grand Slam champion, is aspiring to be the next president of the Real Madrid C.F football club.(REUTERS)

Rafael Nadal, the 14-time Grand Slam champion, is a big football buff, so much so that he aspires to be the president of Real Madrid in the future.

The former World No 1, who ended up as runners-up in the Australian Open recently, dropped a hint of heading the powerful Madrid club.

“If you ask me if I would like it, of course I would, why not?” he said, via El Mundo.

However, the 14-time Grand Slam champion also said that the Real Madrid dream may be an unlikely prospect. “But there is more to it... I think it will not be,” he said.

Nadal said Real Madrid might not require him even as he praised the current president Florentino Perez. “We are very good as we are,” Nadal said.

“We have a great president right now and I don’t think Real Madrid need me, but we never know what can happen in the future. It is not something I can raise today,” said Nadal.

Nadal’s uncle Miguel Angel Nadal is a former Barcelona defender, but Rafael is a Madrid fan.