Ex-Real Madrid star Guti has slammed the decision by the Spanish giants to sign Ghana star Michael Essien from Chelsea.
In a mildly racist attack, Guti questioned Jose Mourinho’s judgment for selling fellow Spaniard Esteban Granero and replaced him with the Ghanaian.
The former Spanish international, who played over 350 La Liga games for Real Madrid between 1995 and 2010, is livid that Mourinho has replaced a young Spanish with a foreigner who he claims is at the twilight of his career.
“There are some things I can’t understand in football and one of those is that Granero is leaving so that Essien can arrive,” Guti told Marca the biggest selling sports newspaper in Spain.
“Granero is a much better player and he is Spanish.
“Right now the best players are Spanish, and what happens is that you spend a lot more money if you buy foreigners, which annoys me greatly.”
His views are likely to generate some debate about the challenges foreign players face in Spain and Guti admits that his thought on Essien’s transfer could be wrong.
“It is my opinion,” the 35-year-old said.
“That does not mean I am right.”
Granero has joined English Premier League side QPR and made his debut on Saturday when they played Manchester City.