Albiol cruises through Real medical
Raul Albiol has passed his medical with Real Madrid and will be presented as the club's latest addition at the Bernabeu this evening. The Spain centre-back successfully completed a two-hour examination at the Hospital Sanitas La Moraleja this morning, as the finishing touches are put on his move from Valencia.
The 23-year-old, who was recently on FIFA Confederations Cup duty, is reportedly set to cost Los Merengues in the region of £13m. Carlos Diez, Real Madrid's medical chief, said after the tests: "He is in phenomenal shape.
"All the medical tests have given us a satisfactory result. He is in perfect condition and can start pre-season with normality. He is really eager. He wants to rest after the Confederations Cup, but he is really eager to start."
Albiol, who has agreed a five-year deal, will be the second new arrival presented by Real this week, following Tuesday's unveiling of Kaka.
Cristiano Ronaldo will follow suit on Monday, when he completes his world-record £80m switch from Manchester United, while France striker Karim Benzema also looks to be on his way after Real struck a deal with Lyon last night.