Monday, October 12, 2009

Ruud van Nistelrooy Needs 35 Games With Real Madrid To Secure Contract Extension - Report

Real Madrid striker Ruud van Nistelrooy must play 35 times for Los Blancos this season if he is to be offered an extension for next season, according to AS.

The veteran Dutch striker, who has scored 64 times in 94 games for Madrid since signing from Manchester United in 2006, has only played for Los Merengues once so far this season, coming off the bench to score in the 5-0 thrashing of Xerez last month.

A knee injury sustained in November 2008 ruled the striker out for a total often months before he suffered a calf strain in the Bernabeu blitz against newly promoted Xerez.

Now 33-years-old, it is unlikely that van Nistelrooy will manage 35 games for Los Blancos, given that it is a feat he only managed in his first season at the club, without the likes of Karim Benzema vying for a starting place.

Life-long Blancos, Raul and Guti will also be offered extensions beyond the 2010/11 season if they manage to take part in a minimum of 30 official games for the club.

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