We discussed the possibility of the deal happening within the next couple of days in this morning’s edition of Thursday Transfer Talk, and only a couple of hours later the deal was announced to the world via a statement on Manchester United’s website:
"Manchester United have received a world-record, unconditional offer of 80 million pounds for Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid," said a statement on its website, under the headline "Reds accept 80m pound Ronaldo bid." read the statementI’m sure there will plenty of coffee-soaked keyboards in offices today because to put it bluntly, that is a fucking lot of money for one football player! Let’s put it into perspective by looking at how much Real will be paying for Ronaldo by looking at the amount in four of the major currencies:
- 80 Million Pounds
- 130 Million Dollars
- 94 Million Euro’s
- 1, 05 Billion Rand
Rumours are that Perez still has some money to burn, with Valencia’s David Villa or Inter Milans Zlatan Ibrahamovich likely to be the next Galactico.
Watch this space….