New AC Milan signing Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has hit out at former employers Real Madrid for their handling of his move away from the Bernabeu. The Dutchman's days in Madrid had long appeared numbered, after returning president Florentino Perez began splashing more than £200 million on stellar signings including Kaka, Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Xabi Alonso. The front-man had been linked with a move to several Premier League clubs, including Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, while Bundesliga outfit Stuttgart agreed a fee with Real, only for the player to snub the opportunity to join the German outfit. And the 25-year-old has since lashed out at the Real Madrid hierarchy following his switch to the San Siro. "Those in power at Real did not behave in the way that club deserves," he told AS. "They surprisingly told me my new team would be Stuttgart. "Those decisions irritated me, but thanks to my agent I was able to stay calm. "They did not take me into consideration and they made me feel useless. These things hurt, but I have a strong mind and I resisted." NEWS: Milan set to seal Huntelaar deal NEWS: Huntelaar on verge of Milan move NEWS: Harry still interested in Huntelaar NEWS: Leonardo confirms Huntelaar interest NEWS: Real pay-off may help hurry Huntelaar move NEWS: Italians mull Huntelaar move NEWS: Redknapp - Huntelaar wages beyond us NEWS: Redknapp - I am in hunt for Huntelaar NEWS: Huntelaar switch to Stuttgart collapses NEWS: Stuttgart set to seal Huntelaar deal NEWS: Real deny Arsenal approach for Huntelaar NEWS: New bidders enter Huntelaar hunt NEWS: Pardeza: Huntelaar sale close to conclusion NEWS: Huntelaar stalling over Stuttgart deal NEWS: Stuttgart hopeful of Huntelaar deal NEWS: Real in advanced talks over Huntelaar sale NEWS: Stuttgart bid to bag Huntelaar NEWS: Arnold Muhren: Huntelaar would shine at Manchester United
11 August 2009
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