Clearly the financial downturn means little to the Real Madrid President!
Real Madrid have reportedly agreed to pay a world record fee to sign Cristiano Ronaldo and have dispatched a doctor to examine his hernia problem.
Widespread reports in Spain say the club’s new president Florentino Perez has sanctioned a deal that will dwarf the £56m paid to AC Milan for Kaka.
It has long been said that there is a pre-contract agreement to sign Manchester United star Ronaldo – understood by Sportsmail to be set at £75m.
The contract, which United have previously denied the existence of, would have to be executed before June 30, with Madrid paying a £26m penalty if they broke the terms.
Perez’s predecessor Ramon Calderon has persistently hinted that Ronaldo will arrive at the Bernabeu because of work he had already done on the deal last summer.
The Source: (Daily Mail)
I have a sneaking suspicion that Cristiano Ronaldo has indeed played his last game for the Old Trafford side. The leaked detail involving the deal Real Madrid have for the Portuguese International gains validity every day and it does seem as though the deal to bring in the Man United man would smash the transfer record only just set as Kaka joined the La Liga giants.
The way that the talented attacker shrugged off questions about his long discussed move to the Bernabeu has no one fooled and if indeed this deal is done he will receive some much deserved flak for essentially lying to his fans for nigh on 18 months.
Given the huge sums involved in many ways its a deal Sir Alex would be wise to sanction because I think the club could well move onwards and upwards without the constant spectre of the 24 year old’s future.
Cristiano to Real: Only a matter of time!