Raul is an excellent player but don't think that Real ever would release him. Raul is great but Rivaldo is greater at the moment, no doubt. And Rivaldo is propably a better goal scorer, he can take free kicks, he's good with the head and easily cuts through most defences. About his age and don't think that it is such a big problem. Nowadays big teams focus on young players thinking that they will develop to superstars but that doesn't happen so often ( Salas, Kleujvert, Lentini, Juninho and so on). At least with Rivaldo we know that we get the worlds best player even if he only lasts for say 2 years.
Jardel too would be a better buy than Raul ( a lot cheaper and better goalscorer)
Raul beat Rivaldo as La Liga top scorer last season, so how is Rivaldo a better goal scorer?
I think that Lazio should wake up and realise that they can't get the world's best players, because they're not as big a club as they think they are.
There really is no point comparing them. Raul is a support striker, while Rivaldo plays as Attacking midfielder in Barcaelona. About their skills IMO Raul is the best player in the world right now. Rivaldo had a great last year, but it's been only OK so far. He is no longer as good. IMO Figo is way better then the Brazilian, but he doesn't get the publicity he should - it's all about media attention now. On the toher hand Raul will never leave Real Madrid, he sdaid so just last night, unless he won't have a place in the squad and that's impossible, he's the best player in the world after all! Anyway go get that sorry &*^&^& Rivalod, cause it will mean our sweat Real has less competition from barca.