Oh dear, Bernabeu outfit set to make summer move for Old Trafford talisman.
According to the Spanish daily ‘Sport’, Real Madrid will look to soften the blow of this week’s Champions League exit by launching a bid to lure Wayne Rooney from Manchester United .
Real Madrid were knocked out of the Champions League by Lyon in midweek which has led to a torrent of criticism for Real in sections of the Spanish media. According to ‘Sport’, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez will not “question the validity of the transfer policy” of big money signings and will instead “try to disguise the European ridicule and minimize its impact to the fans” by placating them with Rooney’s signature.
Rooney has been in outstanding form this season, scoring 30 goals in all competitions already and ‘Sport’ comments that “the Manchester United striker is without doubt one of the best players in the world.” Real Madrid successfully captured Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United last summer for a world record fee and reportedly will now look towards Old Trafford again.
Real Madrid will have been disappointed by last summer’s addition to their strike force, Frenchman Karim Benzema . In addition, ‘Sport’ claims that despite his good form, Argentine forward Gonzalo Higuain has never been a favourite of Real Madrid chief Perez.
Although ‘Sport’ acknowledges that luring Rooney “does not seem easy”, they note that Real Madrid have previously succeeded in capturing Manchester United stars Ronaldo and David Beckham. (IMScouting)
Given the history between Real Madrid and the Old Trafford outfit it is clearly very unlikely that Sir Alex would even consider any bid for Manchester United’s prized asset and even if the bid was the reported £100m+ even the Glazers wouldn’t be foolish enough to cash in on Wayne Rooney.
The La Liga side was dumped out of the Champions League and as a result the clubs owners are desperately trying to appease their fanbase with another big name signing and the likes of Franck Ribery and Rooney loom large but Florentino Perez may as well just stick to bagging Bayern Munich’s Frenchman because he really hasn’t a hope in hell of getting the England striker.