MADRID (Sporting Alert) — Michael Essien was amongst the players named by manager Jose Mourinho for Real Madrid’s Spanish La Liga clash against Granada on Sunday.
The Ghana midfielder is on a season long loan deal from Chelsea and is expected to be a very important part of his former manager’s plans for the forthcoming season, but at home and in Europe.
Also in Mourinho’s 20 man squad is midfield playmaker Kaka, despite being rumored to be on his way to Brazil to feature for one of his home outfits after falling out of favour at Madrid.
In the squad too is new signing Luka Modric, who joined the club from Barclays Premier League outfits Tottenham.
The likes of regulars Cristiano Ronaldo, Mesut Ozil, Angel Di Maria, Sergio Ramos, Xabi Alonso and Karim Benzema.
REAL MADRID SQUAD:
Goalkeepers: Casillas, Adán, Pacheco.
Defence: Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Albiol, Pepe, Arbeloa, Varane.
Midfielders: Özil, Xabi Alonso, Khedira, Essien, Modric, Callejón, Di María, Kaká.
Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo, Benzema, Higuaín.