Now I don't normally write about player rumours until there seems to be some truth in them, but Raul is a special player.
One of the leading news sources in Spain Marca, who are said to have close ties with Real Madrid have said that City have made an offer to Raul. It is being said that a £35 million pound deal spread over a four year period is on the table for the 31 year old and it is also being said that Robinho has recommended the signing of Raul to our owner.
Now to answer a question left by one of my readers Peter Gregson, what do I think? Well personally I am a really really big fan of Raul and have been for some time, so to see him in a blue shirt would be amazing. But when I go past the excitement of the possibility of him signing and look at the big picture these figures don't add up, for a start a four year contract for a man who is only 31 and already slowing down is ridiculous and then to pay him £35 million over those four years is just unrealistic.
If we did pay him massive money and give him a long contract everyone would have a field day, it just wouldn't make sense. I also wonder and always have whether Raul could cut it in the Premier League, I think his style of play would suggest not.
All in all I would love to have him at City, just not on the terms that have been reported. I think he would bring that experience we need and could be a good signing for that alone, as well as that even though I don't think he will score goals in the Premier League he just can not be written off in that department, he was after all born to score goals.
So to throw that question back at Peter and the rest of my readers, what do you think?