He told Interviu: "It will be necessary to ask (Real president Ramon) Calderon. Surely he will have some explanation.

"What is unusual is that Pepe, for whom Trabzonspor did not want to pay a year ago £1.5 million and in the past summer Galatasaray not £4 million, has cost £20 million.

"And the same I say of (Mahamadou) Diarra, who cost £18 million (from Lyon)."