Now this is sensational news. Rather too sensational to be true. The Daily Star reports that Real Madrid are planning to throw £40 million to Manchester United in the summer to lure them to sell their Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo.
Not only that but the Spanish giants and most successful club in European football history are also ready to make Ronaldo a £160,000 a week player should he decided to trade Old Trafford for the Santiago Bernabeu. At a staggering £8m-a-season salary, the 23-year old star would become the highest paid footballer in the world.
Sensational, isn’t it? But is it true? Possibly not. No one knows where all such rumours are originating from but they are probably that – rumours. Wasn’t it only last week that Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon said that signing Ronaldo (and Arsenal’s Cesc Fabregas) is impossible? Come on, give us a break, will you!?