Denis Cheryshev spent last season on loan at Villareal, and is hoping to force his way into the reckoning at Real Madrid this year. He was subject of interest from Liverpool and Arsenal, while Everton had a deadline day loan offer turned down by the Spanish Giants.
Cheryshev says he believes Real don't want him to leave and spoke on his £146 million release clause, "That’s what the club decided. No doubt Real Madrid do not want anyone to sign me. There was interest and proposals to take me on loan, but Real Madrid did not want to let me go.” He told Sport Express.
It is mandatory for all players in Spain to have a release clause inserted into their contract, and should this fee be triggered then the player is free to talk to the club. The exorbitant fee is usually used to put off other clubs from making an offer for the player, his actual value is some way below that figure.
He also talked about his favoured position being left wing, "“I’m conscious that at the moment Ronaldo plays in my position, but that does not scare me. When I get a chance I am to take the opportunity. I’m not frightened of anything.”
Well, he's certainly ambitious. Cheryshev is yet to break through at Real Madrid, and he could move on in January should he be surplus to requirements.