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Levante’s President: “Jorge De Frutos will be a Real Madrid player, not now, but in the future”

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Quico Catalan spoke to Spanish radio station Onda Cero about the state of his club.

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Quico Catalan, the president of Levante, has big aspirations for the Valencia-based club. He took some time out to speak to Spanish radio station, Onda Cero, to discuss the state of his club and the upcoming summer window.

“June is a very busy month, I would even say it’s unpleasant,” Quico Catalan remarked. “You have to make many decisions and close out the financial year.”

When questioned further on those financials, the Levante President admitted their could be some big name departures from the club. “There are footballers who, in the interests of all parties, are better off leaving the club. Levante have good footballers and we need to sell, the market is going to reactivate.”

Valencia based paper, SuperDeporte, reported that both Jorge De Frutos and Enis Barhdi could be sold to raise around ~€16 million, the ideal figure to get Levante’s financials in order ahead of the new season. Catalan went on to discuss both players.

“Bardhi has a perfect showcase for the Euro this year. As for De Frutos, no one from Real Madrid has called me. He will be a Real Madrid player, not now but in the future; he is in the ideal place to continue growing,” he revealed.

“I think that some club this summer will want to count on his [De Frutos] services. It will be necessary to assess when the time comes,” Quico Catalan concluded.

Given Lucas Vazquez recent contract renewal, De Frutos’ eventual return to Real Madrid may have been delayed. Quico Catalan’s words suggest that De Frutos could still be sold this summer, but regardless of his destination, he may still end up a Real Madrid player one day.