Not exactly a shock. Personally, I'm pleased to get him off the wage bill and make way for a Buzsaky replacement/new striker.
I won't hold a grudge against the lad, and I wish him well for the future. But those of you that predicted the kid from Madrid would not cope in the Championship should feel more than a little smug tonight.
Who thinks he'll nail down a place in the Real side in the next few years? Knowing our luck I wouldn't bet against it!