After two years of Real Madrid seeking to sign the Portugal winger, C. Ronaldo and him expressing his desire to leave Old Trafford, a decision has been made by Alex Ferguson. Real Madrid have been given permission to talk with C. Ronaldo after the record bid (we all thought Robinho’s bid was high, well we ain’t seen nothing yet). The World Player of the Year is expected to conclude the deal by June 30.
Real Madrid who lost the Spanish League against bitter rivals Barcelona, have signed Brazilian star Ricardo Kala for $92 million from AC Milian. Real Madridheld the previous record when they paid $108 million for Zinedine Zidan in 2001.
The club’s president Florentino Perez stated that he would de “everything possible” to sign the 24 year old Ronaldo, so as to build a dynasty that would match his first stint at the Bernabeu. Perez bid for the Real Madrid presidency in 1995, but won the 2000 elections promising to sign Luis Figo from Barcelona. Perez brought Figo, Zidane and David Beckham and the team was dubbed the “Galacticos”.
In 2008 Alex Ferguson traveled to the Portugal camp during the Euros to hold talks with Ronaldo. But what was happened with the change of heart, why sell your best player. Well anyhow, Manchesterare now looking to sign Bayern Munich’s French star Frank Ribery and Wigan’s Ecuadorian Antonio Valencia. Didn’t they have enough money before?