Real Madrid see off competition to sign £17 million Dutch striker

Klaas Jan Huntelaar will join Real Madrid on January 1st for a fee of £17 million. The Dutch striker has agreed to join Real on a five-year deal after weeks of speculation over his future. Huntelaar should slot straight into the Real first team with international team-mate Ruud Van Nistelrooy currently out injured.

The 25-year old has been linked with a move away from Ajax for some time after he admitted he wanted to leave the club come the new year. Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City and Juventus were all understood to be interested in Huntelaar however he has now opted to move to the Bernabeau.

What a shame. Personally I was hoping to see Huntelaar move to the Premier League because I think he could of been a success here. I feel Real have got a real talent on their hands and if they use him correctly, £17 million will look a bargain. Huntelaar is without doubt one of the best strikers in Europe at the moment and I just hope he manages to do really well in La Liga.