Real Gave Up On Their Prime Target
For the first time, Real Madrid president Ramón Calderón admitted that it's actually Manchester United's decision to sell or keep Ronaldo.
In most of their dealings, Real Madrid act like someone who believes anything happening in the world entirely depends on him. Their attitude is: if we want a player, we get him. They have a belief that their white shirt and heavy history can't be resisted, even though their team is mediocre right now.
Now, for the first time, Ramon Calderón said that Manchester United had to decide whether they want to sell Cristiano Ronaldo, Los Merengues' main transfer target.
'We like Cristiano, but right now he is a Manchester United player,' Calderón said.
'But if the English team want to sell him, we would be first in line for him. But we will not pay crazy money. A footballer is not worth £54 million.'
It's just conceding defeat: Manchester United have stressed they do not want to sell Ronaldo. So, according to the presidente, they won't be able to buy him. End of story.