Real Madrid’s Calderon grateful to friend Blatter for Ronaldo comments
Real Madrid are ecstatic with FIFA president Sepp Blatter’s demands that Manchester United should allow Cristiano Ronaldo to leave Old Trafford.
AS says Real president Ramon Calderon’s phone never stopped buzzing yesterday morning as club powerbrokers and supporters sought his reaction from Blatter’s amazing comments.
Blatter is a close friend of Calderon and a supporter of Madrid – and Real directors are convinced his intervention will be the final twist of the arm needed for United to come to the negotiating table.
Indeed, the timing of Blatter’s comments have been welcomed by Real’s board as they believe the next two weeks will be critical in deciding whether Ronaldo pulls on a white shirt next season.
One AS columnist, Joaquin Maroto, acknowledged thatBlatter’sstatements came from the FIFA president’s concerns that the Premiership was hoarding the world’s best talent and becoming increasingly dominant in the Champions League.
I do not know how Blatter’s statement can twist Manchester United’s arm in selling Ronaldo to Real Madrid. I think I had enough of it two weeks ago,its