Mario Gomez turned down Madrid

Mario Gomez has revealed that Real Madrid contacted him this summer, but that he only had eyes for Fiorentina.

The German international left Bayern Munich for the Serie A side in the last transfer window, but not before Madrid’s new Coach Carlo Ancelotti reportedly contacted him.

“Ancelotti was interested,” Gomez has told the latest edition of Kicker this week.

“I was flattered, because my whole family are fans of Real Madrid.

“I thanked him for his interest and told my advisor that I just wanted to go to Florence.

“For me it was clear – I wanted to keep giving everything again properly and not to just play half the games in a top team and obtain many titles.

“I want to play Sunday, Wednesday, Sunday.”

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