Cristiano Ronaldo, Madrid's Pretty Far

RykzCorrespondent IFebruary 17, 2009

The Spanish giants have tracked the Manchester United winger for over two years and were linked with a blockbuster £75 million move for him last summer.

And while Ronaldo admitted being flattered by Madrid’s interest, a late change of heart saw him turn down their offer to remain at Old Trafford.

But new reports in Spain suggest Real chiefs have secured financing for a summer swoop and a pre-contract is said to have already been arranged for the Portugal international.

Speaking on Spanish television, Boluda revealed the club remain intent on finally capturing the 24-year-old. He said: “I am convinced we will see him at the Bernabeu.”

Isn't that what they said in the summer?

Boluda inherited the top job at Real when Ramon Calderon was forced to step down last month. Now, Boluda may be jumping the gun just like others before him.

Real Madrid have a real bad tendency of doing this. They want something they can't have and keep at it. Someone just needs to tell them where to go. Wait, didn't Sir Alex do that already?

Sir Alex Ferguson was right in saying, "I wouldn't sell them a virus."

In no way do I see this affecting Manchester United or Ronaldo.

They are still in the hunt for FA Cup, Champions League, and Premier League, and are already in the final for the Carling Cup.

Only Ronaldo and Sir Alex Ferguson know the truth

For now, anyway, he is still a Manchester United player.