‘Man Utd offered Ronaldo to Barca to stop Real Madrid switch’

first_imgSir Alex Ferguson offered Cristiano Ronaldo to Barcelona as he did not want the Portuguese star to join Real Madrid. That is according to former Madrid president Ramon Calderon, who was the club’s supremo when the global superstar agreed the switch to La Liga – although he was replaced by Florentino Perez in the position that summer. Man United offered Ronaldo to Barcelona to block Real Madrid move – Calderon Ronaldo joined Los Blancos from the then English champions in the summer of 2009 but the deal itself was concluded the previous year. Calderon has now revealed that United were hopeful that they could somehow block the deal for the Portugal international, and even tried to offer him to their El Clasico rivals Barcelona instead.Advertisement Indeed, just months earlier the Catalan giants defeated United 2-0 in the Champions League final with the Red Devils intent on trying to find Ronaldo another buyer. “The signing was carried out between me and Cristiano over 2007 and 2008,” Calderon revealed, as cited by Diario AS. “It was a difficult negotiation with Manchester United because they did not want to lose the player but he was very clear about what he wanted. “He wanted to join Real Madrid and it was a unique opportunity for us, so I took advantage of it. “(Alex) Ferguson did not want him to leave and in particular he did not want him to join Madrid, as we had won even more trophies than Manchester United, so he offered the player to Barcelona instead. “Barcelona were delighted with the opportunity but Ronaldo was very clear about the commitment he had with Madrid and a document that had already been signed. Loading… Read Also: Fernandes: I wanted to follow Ronaldo, Rooney“There was a document with a signature that, if either the club or the player had breached the deal, he would have to pay €30m to the other party.”Ronaldo went on to become the record scorer in Madrid’s history and joined Juventus for €100m in the summer of 2018.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?11 Strange Facts About Your Favorite TV ShowsTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day12 Marvel Superheroes When They Were KidsTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Madelast_img

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