Dzagoev welcomes Real Madrid reports

The father of CSKA Moscow midfielder Alan Dzagoev has revealed his delight at reports linking the youngster with a move to Real Madrid. The 19-year-old attacking midfielder has made 40 league appearances for the Russian outfit, netting 13 times, since arriving from Krylia Sovetov-SOK in 2007, and netted in the club's Champions League defeat to Wolfsburg on September 15.

Dzagoev, dubbed the 'teenage Andrey Arshavin' has already earned international honours under Guus Hiddink, winning four caps, the first against Germany last October.

And following previous speculation linking the prodigy with moves to Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur, Real Madrid are reportedly the latest high-profile club interested in securing his services - news that has pleased the player's father.

"I am delighted that Real Madrid, such a big club, are considering the idea of buying Alan," Tariel Dzagoev said in Marca.

"We must celebrate this, such a thing doesn't happen every day.

"Maybe it's too early, he has to mature a bit more. There are players who have failed because they left too early. But we will see what happens."