Cristiano Ronaldo £80Million Transfer To Real Madrid
This week’s announcement came to me as a big surprise. Manchester United Portuguese Winger, Cristiano Ronaldo, is on his way to Real Madrid after Manchester United accepted a £80 million bid for the Real to talk to the player.
Has this triggered a player-price warfare, despite the economic downturn? Just a few weeks ago, Real Madrid spent £56 million to bring Kaka from AC Milan to Real Madrid; that already broke the world record transfer fee. The latest capture of Ronaldo see the world record broken within a space of a few weeks, by the same club!
Personally, I would be sad to see Cristiano Ronaldo leave Manchester United. The last few years have seen him mature from a raw younger player with unpolished skills to a World Player, who is fearless and possesses intense goal threat whenever he stepped onto the pitch. However, when it comes to a point where such a huge world transfer fee is involved, I would definitely be hesitant to hold back. With that amount, I could probably pay for 5 Ronaldos! Recall a few years back when Sir Alex Ferguson paid £12.5 million for bringing Cristiano Ronaldo from Sporting Lisbon.
Again, it would be a good call for building up the club finance; moreover, with that amount of cash and good management skills. It won’t be too long before another skilled players step in to take his place. This is exactly the same scenario when Ronaldino snubbed Manchester United to join Barcelona. It was a loss at that time, but not too long. Time has proven that as long as there is a market for players, these will keep on coming.
The difference between Real Madrid and Manchester United is, Real Madrid is a lazier of the two; Manchester United is the more hardworking one, willing to send scouts out to find young players to nurture. Real prefers to use money and buy players.