Fernando Gago

Fernando Gago

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Fernando Rubén Gago (born 10 April 1986 in Ciudadela, Buenos Aires) is an Argentine footballer, who plays for Real Madrid and the Argentine national team.

Career

Boca Juniors

Gago, who came from the youth divisions of Boca Juniors, made his professional debut with Boca in the 1–0 victory over Quilmes on 5 December 2004. Despite his youth, he quickly became an essential part of the Boca midfield, and attracted attention from European clubs such as Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Real Madrid

On 15 November 2006, Real Madrid President confirmed the signings of Gago as well as compatriot Gonzalo Higuaín of River Plate, as part of his policy to sign younger players to gradually replace the older stars in the squad. However, news of Higuaín's departure to Madrid was premature as River Plate rejected a €10 million bid for the striker, stating they would prefer him remain until at least June 2007. During the 2006 South American transfer saga, Gago's name was also linked with Milan. However, Ariedo Braida, Milan's top transfer guru, was quoted as saying, "They only want to go to Madrid". The transfer was finally agreed on 19 December 2006 for 20.4 million. Since the move, he has been very impressive in the defensive midfield position, which led to comparisons to former Argentina "number 5" Fernando Redondo from Jorge Valdano and many other pundits.

Gago made his debut for Madrid in...
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