Despite having unceremoniously departed from the two clubs in recent years, the Spanish international admits that he still holds them close to his heart.
He said: "In Madrid I lived fantastic years, as in Gran Canaria, and I wish both clubs the best. They are two teams that I will always carry in my heart.
"But now I think of the present, and next is the game against Newcastle, a new opportunity to prove my worth. I have to work and keep growing in this competition. In the future who knows, I do not close any door."