£80 Million Record Fee Agreed—Ronaldo Is Going to Real Madrid!

Angela AsanteContributor IJune 11, 2009

The transfer saga will surely finish at the end of this month. Cristiano Ronaldo expressed his desire to leave world champions Manchester United, so Ferguson—who feels it’s time to let Ronaldo leave—gave the go-ahead for Real Madrid to speak with his ace.

The Red Devils eventually had to succumb to Real Madrid’s mega bid to lure their No. 7 star winger.

Florentino Perez succeeded in bringing Brazilian superstar Ricardo Kaka in his club. Now the famous president is expected to tie things up by the end of June by completing the transfer of the 2008 World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo.

Reports suggest that this news is by no means a rumor; a statement coming out from the Red Devils’ side tells:

“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 June 30. The club will not comment until further notice.”

Should the transfer be made (which is said to cost about €94 million), it will be the most lucrative ever transfer in the world of football. French living legend Zinedine Zidane currently holds the record with his €73 million transfer deal from Juventus to Real Madrid, while Kaka comes second.