Thursday, June 11, 2009
Bye-bye Cristiano Ronaldo
Manchester United has agreed a world record breaking fee of £80m from Real Madrid for their Portuguese winger, Cristiano Ronaldo. Looks like history repeating itself this time. United previously sold 2 of their superstar, David Beckham and Ruud van Nistelrooy in the past. So, what is the big deal with United player? Why can't Madrid search and recruit young player like United did? Juz because of their spending power, they think they can buy anything in the world? What the heck?
On the positive side, £80m is more than enough to buy some world's great player like Bayern Munich's Franck Ribery and Olympic Lyon's Karim Benzema. And if that transfer is done, Real Madrid will hold top 4 of 5 world's most expensive players. Ronaldo's value is much higher than current world record holder, Zinedine Zidane which Real Madrid bought from Juventus in 2001.
The question is, can United find other suitable player to replace Ronaldo? It's the same dilemma when David Beckham leaves a few years ago. Luckily enough, Ronaldo is more than enough to fill in that blank. Now, will United be blessed with the same fortune......Only time will tell