Saturday, July 02, 2005

Robinho deal done

After months of trying and an unsuccessful bid by Arsenal, Brazilian international Robinho is finally set to join Real Madrid.

The agreed price is 25 million euros.

Amazingly, the player’s agent gets 40% of that transfer fee. Looks like Robinho is making his agent Wagner Ribeiro awfully rich.

Agents make me laugh. Why is this man getting such a large sum? Something doesn’t seem right about that.

This sort of deal should be completely outlawed.

Madrid has their new attacking option in place now. Expect the sale of Michael Owen soon, or Ronaldo, but the overweight coach favorite is likely to survive at Madrid. Owen though, would do well to go as his talent is being wasted.

A host of English clubs could profit from this deal.

I think this is a prime moment for Chelsea or Arsenal to buy the England international but I suppose Real would not be so pleased with Arsenal at the moment for driving up their new player's price. Arsenal and Robinho's agent.


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read somewhere that that Ribeiro bloke owns 40% of Robinho. Not sure how anyone can own a percentage of anyone else but that seems to be the case here.

7/02/2005 5:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

agent is getting 40% bcoz he own 40% of robinho's ownership. These contracts are done when young players signs first time for the clubs... and there is no law to avoid that.

7/02/2005 5:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


i'll believe it when its announced.

madrid will not buy till they have sold owen, guti.

7/02/2005 5:25 PM  
Blogger Football Commentator said...

Its true, they do this stuff to the kids when they are young. It happens to African players all the time.

Its pure exploitation.

agent = parasite

7/02/2005 5:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sounds like a nice bit of business

7/02/2005 8:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They fund the players development out of their wn pocket, as an investment which can either pay off, as in this case or go horribly wrong and cost them alot, as a return they get so much % of the player, normally this would be owned by the player himself or his parents but if they cant afford this then an agent may invest in the player for potential gain

7/02/2005 9:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Ashley Cole wants a real example of "slavery," here it is. But from Robinho's point of view and those of many other South Americans and Africans who might not get discovered otherwise, it might not be seen that wayl

7/02/2005 10:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

remember when you said that stars dont go to italy? well, in reality south american stars don't go to england. ronaldinho made man united his pawn to go to barcelona, and robinho has done the same to arsenal to go to madrid. anyone who thought he had a chance of moving to england is living in a fantasy world.

7/03/2005 2:54 PM  
Blogger Football Commentator said...

There are many players that dont want to play in England because of the weather and you must respect that. I'm not saying thats true for Robinho but its true in many other cases.

You can be a purist and say 'the best football is here, weather high hell' but you also have to be pragmatic. England is not for everyone.

Slavery, exploitation, one is just a sharper pencil point.

Agents all over the world pay paltry sums and own huge % of the player. Think about that and about allows it to continue.

Remember, in the end... you pay these fees. Be it time, money, pay per view, betting and seats in the stands. You pay. Agents cash in.

7/04/2005 5:45 PM  

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