Mario Gomez: 'Real Madrid wanted me'

Gomez: 'Real wanted me'
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Mario Gomez admits that he turned down Real Madrid in order to join Fiorentina.

Fiorentina striker Mario Gomez has admitted that there was interest from Real Madrid before he agreed to join the Serie A side.

Gomez said that he was interested because his family follow Real, but that Viola was a better option for his future.

"It's true that Carlo Ancelotti wanted to sign me for Madrid," he told Kicker magazine.

"I was honoured by their interest, because my entire family consists of Real Madrid fans.

"However, after holding talks with Fiorentina about their plans for the future, I knew joining Fiorentina was the right choice for me."

Gomez has scored 25 goals in 59 appearances for Germany.

Fiorentina's Mario Gomez celebrates after scoring his team's third goal against Genoa on September 1, 2013
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