Schalke defender Christoph Metzelder is confident former Real Madrid teammate Raul will join him in Germany.
Metzelder moved to the Gelsenkirchen club from Madrid earlier this summer and believes 33-year-old Raul will follow the same path from the Bernabeu to the Bundesliga.
He told the Bild newspaper: "I understand him, I used to sit next to him on the Madrid team bus."
"Raul has the ambition to continue playing in the Champions League and is thinking seriously about Schalke."
"He has even been told which teams his sons will play in."
Although Raul was a peripheral figure at Madrid last season, Metzelder has no doubt he will cut it in Germany.
"He is in top shape," he added. "He was injured only once in my three years at Madrid."
"He has a great personality and his presence would be a huge boost for this young team."