Rio, Stop Talking About Ronaldo, Please
Rio Ferdinand still believes that it would be to the benefit of the club if Ronaldo decided to stay. Myself, I'm not so sure but I'm convinced that Rio should take his mind off this saga and just dodge the journalists' questions.
'We'd love him to be with us next season. Whatever happens is going to happen.
'We're like the fans, we pick up the papers and read what is going on. We know as much as anyone else.
'We will be going to pre-season and I am sure Ronaldo will be there and we will be going with the aim of working hard together and starting off a good new season.'
Really, Rio's just wasting his time. Whatever he says won't change Ronaldo's mind, apparently. His agents, friends, advisors, who-knows-whats have already swayed his mind: if he stays it will be because he does not like Real Madrid's offer.
The latest rumours suggest that could be the case: he's angered by Real Madrid's behaviour and if he gets a new and improved contract he's ready to stay. I don't know how many fans would consider that a decent piece of business: I don't think that after publicly declaring he wanted to play for Real he deserves a new contract.
If he wants to stay then stay on the current terms but the best would be to get that crazy amount of money and buy three good players from his price.