Monday, 29 June 2009

[2008] Barcelona not interested in Ronaldo

this post was published exactly one year ago:

Catalan sports paper El Mundo Deportivo claims that Barcelona is not interested in a transfer of Manchester United winger and Portuguese intternational Cristiano Ronaldo (23) and will therefore not make any move if Manchester United would decide to sell the play this summer (read more here).

The Barcelona board would consider the probable record transfer fee, which could come close to 100 million euro°, to be totally out of any normal market conditions.

Besides that, Barcelona doesn't want to disrupt the current balance and hierarchy in the squad, both economically, with Ronaldo asking a year salary of over 10 million euro, and on the pitch, where Lionel Messi should become the new and unchallenged number one.

Asked if the arrival of a star player like Cristiano Ronaldo could have an influence on the upcoming confidence vote, Barcelona president Joan Laporta seemed to exclude a transfer of the Portuguese forward at a press conference last week:

"We are satisfied with the new transfers and in the current squad we already have talented players like Messi, Xavi, Henry, Iniesta and others who are all getting the same media attention as other top players. Messi is a worldwide icon. We are just doing our job and the Cristiano Ronaldo issue cannot in any way be linked to the confidence vote."

Read more 29 June 2008 news:
Silva versus Arshavin (Times scouting report)
Henrique confirms transfer to Barcelona
Milan and Chelsea back in for Ronaldinho

1 comment:

one year ago, readers said...

pep said...

100 million euro =
155 million us dollar
80 million british pound

Issues said...

Thank God.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

We have enough prima donna's on the team as it is!

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