Thursday, June 11, 2009

Manchester United accept £80mn bid for Ronaldo

At last the Ronaldo saga with Real Madrid is set to end.Manchester United's official website has confirmed that they have reached an agreement with the Spanish giants for the Portuguese winger.

The fee quoted for the world's biggest transfer is £80 million which beats the previous transfer fee (in terms of Great Britain Pound) which Real Madrid paid for Kaka earlier in the week.

This ends the flirtatious summer of 2008 where Manchester United denied any interest in selling the World player of the year who then went on to score 26 goals in the season.Which further led to Manchester United reporting Madrid to FIFA, who then cleared the Los Blancos. To make matters worse and send the media into a frenzy, Ronaldo himself seemed to be interested in the move to Bernabeu this year.

The statement on the website read :

"Manchester United have received a world-record, unconditional offer of £80million for Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid.'

"At Cristiano's request - who has again expressed his desire to leave - and after discussion with the player's representatives, United have agreed to give Real Madrid permission to talk to the player.

"Matters are expected to be concluded by 30 June. The club will not comment until further notice."

This could prove to be a setback for Sir Alex Ferguson and his wonderful squad who most definitely lose Carlos Tevez to local rivals,Manchester City.It would also give Rooney the role of main man upfront which he takes up with the national team.

Manchester United have been linked with some quality players this summer already and could use this money.Benzema has been long admired by Sir Alex and to fill Ronaldo's shoes,Wigan Athletic's,Antonio Valencia is the leading candidate.

Reds would want to complete one signing before they head to Asia in five weeks time.

The Summer's just begun!

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