Real Mallorca striker Jose Manuel Jurado says Real Madrid could have saved themselves millions by sticking with Alvaro Negredo.

Negredo is now a star with Almeria and Jurado believes he is a better player than new Real striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.

"Huntelaar is a good player, but Negredo, if he stayed in Madrid, would be equal or better than him," said Jurado.

"Madrid are always trying to find the best players in the world and lack patience with their juniors. They buy experience and prefer not to wait for the youngsters to mature. Maybe we have not been megastars, but sometimes so are the ones that come from other clubs."