Real Madrid Pip Toon To The Draw!

Last updated : 02 February 2009 By Footy Mad - Editor
Julien Faubert, who has done little to capture the imagination in claret and blue, has joined the Spanish giants on loan until the end of the season in one of the more unlikely deals of the January transfer window.

Faubert: "I got a phone call from a Real Madrid recruiter. I wasn't very polite to him. I thought I was being made fun of, that it was a joke.

"I had just found out that contacts with Lyon and Newcastle had fallen through. I wasn't feeling good.''

"It's up to me to fight, to show that I can get in the team.

"I couldn't see a way out (of West Ham). I thought I would be staying at West Ham, suffering mentally.''