If you think Alex Ferguson
was pissed the last time Real Madrid
were making headlines trying to tempt winger Cristiano Ronaldo
away from Manchester United
, then he will go red when he hears about their latest tactics.Real Madrid
president Ramon Calderon
is all over the Spanish
media telling anyone that will listen that he still has a chance to sign his dream-boat. And this time we are not talking huge transfer fees, the latest attempt to lure Ronaldo
will go right to his pocketbook in the way of making him the highest paid player in the world.
To fuel speculation, Jorge Mendes
who is Ronaldo’s
agent, has been meeting with Real Madrid
sporting director Predrag Mijatovic
. While he claims its for other matters, don’t believe it. Real
have a history of destabilizing players thru the media and the love affair with Ronaldo
has not lasted the better part of 3 years. Let's just say the meeting wasn't exactly private.
The proposed salary: over 8m pounds per year, and with income tax in Spain
about half that of England
it would roughly equal 200,000 pounds a week were he being paid within the Premier League
has scored a whopping 29 goals this season for United
and signed a new 120,000 pound a week deal for 5 years. It’s more than likely that Mendes
is trying to renegotiate terms and squeeze a few more quid out of Old Trafford
, and why not? A winger that can score 30 goals in a season should be the highest paid player in the world.
At the moment Brazilian
is the highest paid player in the world, where AC Milan
shell out 130,000 pounds a week.
I doubt Ronaldo
would like to leave, I would imagine Manchester
making him top of the salary heap will quiet Madrid
Labels: Manchester United, Real Madrid