Real Madrid has been hoping to strengthen their attack, but with Ruud van Nistelrooy out for the season, that hope has turned to a virtual necessity. Among the names mentioned in considering a possible Madrid transfer is Roma frontman Mirko Vucinic.
Relations between Roma and Madrid have been very good since Cicinho and Julio Baptista were both transferred from Madrid to Roma. Now it looks like Vucininc could be moving to Madrid.
Under-fire manager Bernd Schuster has not been involved with talks with Vucinic and Roma. Rather, president Ramón Calderón, sporting director Predrag Mijatovic, and technical secretary Miguel Ángel Portugal will be in charge of bringing in players during this midseason transfer window.
The only setback to Vucinic moving to Madrid in January is the fact that the 25-year-old striker would not be able to play for Madrid in the Champions League. Other than that, everything looks good for Vucinic and Real Madrid.
Currently, Roma holds all of Vucinic's contract. Originally, Roma held only 50 percent of his contract while Lecce held the other half. However, Roma paid €19 million for the player to gain all of his contract rights, which means that if Calderón and Real Madrid want the Roma striker, they will have to pay more than €19 million.
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