But this year, there have been rumors of an agreement leaning towards Ronaldo leaving the two clubs. It is rumored that Madrid had accepted a £80m bid, making it a sensational world-record move for the man they finally got.
“United have agreed to grant Real Madrid authorization to engage in discussions with the player,” stated a declaration from the English club.
The decision was made at Ronaldo’s request after he “once again expressed his wish to depart.”
United anticipated the matter to be resolved by June 30 and characterized the offer for the striker as “unconditional”.
Ronaldo will now join up with Kaka, the Brazilian playmaker, whose record transfer stood for less than one week in the world of football.
Perez has stated that the club needs to do in one year what they would normally do in three, suggesting that the transfers are not finished for this year.
On paper, it appears that this summer, the team could also add top-quality defenders if they come second. Additionally, with players like Kaka and Ronaldo, who are renowned as “Galacticos,” it gives the impression that they will excel both on and off the field.
In their records, athletes such as Zinedine Zidane, Luis Figo, Raul, and David Beckham experienced this unfortunate period, despite Perez supervising the lengthiest unproductive period in the history of the club and nearly being pursued out of Madrid by angry supporters during his previous term as the president of Real Madrid.
Perez has assumed full control of the club without holding an election for the position, and the billionaire has taken a strong stance against corruption within the organization. He has returned to power on a wave of support following Calderon’s resignation due to a scandal involving vote manipulation.
He should have shown some loyalty, and many Manchester United supporters who feel that the club made a huge star player will sting from Ronaldo’s transfer.
Rooney and Nemanja Vidic hold equal significance for Manchester United, whereas Ronaldo does not. Both Lampard and Gerrard are considered indispensable players for Chelsea and Liverpool, respectively, and cannot be sold as they are integral to their respective clubs.
After winning everything, he felt he needed a new challenge. He showed a huge degree of petulance in his performances and he was clearly unhappy. Ronaldo’s body language spoke volumes in his jersey during last season with United.
Now he will have the opportunity to join his childhood heroes.
To discover whom Manchester United will substitute him with, one must always read between the lines when it comes to transfers like these.
Ronaldo and Kaka have been unexpectedly acquired, and as a result, Real Madrid appears to have withdrawn from the £50m agreement with Bayern Munich for Franck Ribery last week, a circumstance that conspiracy theorists will undoubtedly scrutinize.
Ribery would be a fantastic replacement for the Portuguese player who is extremely hard-working and has phenomenal skills at Old Trafford. He would be available for around £50m, which would leave United to spend £30m elsewhere, as mentioned before.
United is prepared to meet the £25m charge that Kia Joorabchian is requesting, while Manchester City, their city rivals, are waiting in the sidelines to observe if the Carlos Tevez controversy is still ongoing.
It would be foolish to expect that Karim Benzema, who is available for £25m, would go to Lyon. Sir Alex Ferguson sees him as more than just a player in the squad, and that kind of money is seen as less significant.
In order to maintain Manchester United’s dominance in the English Premier League, Fergie needs a top-class goalkeeper who can regularly play at Old Trafford. Despite having Ben Foster and Robert Kuszczak as backup options, Fergie knows that Edwin van der Sar, 38, is still his best goalkeeper. Therefore, Ferguson would be willing to allow the remainder of the fee in order to chase after a goalkeeper of similar caliber.
Antonio Valencia, hailing from Wigan for a whopping £15m, and Marek Hamsik, originating from Napoli, are additional players who have been associated with a potential transfer to Old Trafford during this summer transfer window.
Mark Schwarzer is currently in a pole position to be snapped up by United. The outstanding goalkeeper had another exceptional season with Fulham, guiding them to their highest-ever finish in the Premier League. Additionally, it was his first season with the London side.
Middlesbrough finished in seventh place, which was profitable for Fulham but resulted in their relegation. In contrast, Middlesbrough, based in Teesside, had never finished lower than 14th during his time there. Middlesbrough sank without a trace after his departure.
One thing to note is that if Real Madrid had reneged on the deal, some forward would have had their pay compensated with £26m, as agents had agreed upon the deal last year to transfer Ronaldo.
Fabio Cannavaro, who was the standout performer, has departed for Juventus, and he was already past his prime. Madrid requires a fresh defensive lineup, without a doubt. They possess Iker Casillas, one of the finest goalkeepers globally. This is just the beginning of Madrid’s summer acquisitions.
Barcelona’s hold on the La Liga title will not be sufficient to acquire what they desire, and the Galacticos from Madrid can strengthen these four positions without any problem.
Fulham and Spurs are ready. The 33-year-old will certainly be transferred, as he has not played for nearly a year. Now, in a surprising turn of events, Ruud van Nistelrooy, who departed Old Trafford under a cloud following a training ground altercation with Ronaldo, appears likely to depart Madrid.
The footballer they acquired as an 18-year-old for £12m in 2003 has matured for United. In the 2007-08 campaign when United clinched the Premier League and the Champions League titles, he netted 84 goals, including an extraordinary tally of 42 goals in 49 matches in 196 appearances for the Red Devils.
Roy Keane, David Beckham, and Eric Cantona are among the notable figures who come to mind. However, he is not the initial prominent personality to depart from Old Trafford during Alex Ferguson’s tenure.
The Scottish individual typically substitutes that player with another individual of exceptional caliber. He possesses a remarkable ability to identify potential. The outcome of the upcoming Premier League season could greatly influence his decision on who to recruit as a replacement for Ronaldo.
In the upcoming year, while they pursue Barca for the La Liga championship, the player whom they had to support in a white jersey during the Champions League final against Barcelona will now don the renowned white uniform of Madrid. This marks the culmination of a significant period for United.