Real Madrid want Nadal to become next president but not eligible until 2031

Real Madrid want Nadal to become next president but not eligible until 2031

- 11-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal has been touted to be the next Real Madrid president

- He has been a huge supporter of the Spanish League giants and was made an ambassador back in 2011

- However, he will not be able to contest until 2031 because the club rules say any contender must have supported the club for at least 20 years

Real Madrid are reportedly eyeing tennis legend Rafael Nadal to be Los Blancos next president.

The 17-time Grand Slam winner has been a big fan of the current Champions League owners, with cameras spotting him on different occasions rooting for the La Liga side.

He crashed out of the US Open tournament at the semifinal stage following a knee injury that forced him to retire in his clash against Juan Martin del Potro.

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According to SunSport, the world No 1 has previously revealed his desire to take one of the top jobs in world football.

The 32-year-old became an honorary member of the Galacticos in March 2011, and Florentino Perez has described the world number 1 tennis star as "one of the best Real Madrid ambassadors in the world".

And now Tennis World USA carry quotes purported to be from Perez backing that up once more.

He said: "Nadal would be a great election for Real Madrid presidency."

However, unconfirmed rules claim whoever must emerge president of Real Madrid must have been a member of the club for 20 years.

And they need to have a personal guarantee of more than £67 million from a Spanish bank, meanwhile the clay court king is said to be valued around £124m.

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11 of Nadal's grand slams are from the French Open - reasons he has been regarded as the king of clay.

Regardless, Nadal will not be eligible for the role until 2031, when he will be 45 and long retired from the game.

NAIJ.com previously reported that Robert Lewandowski wanted to join Spanish club Real Madrid at the end of the ongoing season.

The former Borussia Dortmund striker has been a long term target for Real Madrid, and the 29-year-old feels joining Los Blancos next season will be good for his career.

According to the report by Prezeglad Sportowy, Robert Lewandowski's agent is said to have had a meeting with Bayern Munich directors over his client's move to the Bernabeu.

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