Real Madrid Against the Footballing World

Joshua NekanContributor IJune 25, 2009

MADRID, SPAIN - JUNE 02:  Real Madrid president Florentino Perez (L) chats with Real Madrid's honorary president Alfredo Di Stefano (C) flanked by the new Real Madrid coach Manuel Pellegrini during the presentation of the 55-year-old former Villarreal coach at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium on June 2, 2009 in Madrid, Spain. Pellegrini has signed a two-year deal with Los Merengues.  (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)

Absolutely livid does not do justice to how I feel when I read an article stating how Real Madrid are inflating the transfer market, or how we sent the whole of Europe into financial depression by paying a combined fee of 160 million euros for C. Ronaldo and Kaka.

Everyone is making a big deal about these transactions for one reason and one reason only, because they were unable to pull off the exact same deal at their respective clubs.

As a fan of the game the prices were a little high but we have to admit Madrid only paid what they were asked to pay.

If Ferguson and United were so concerned about the world's economy how about they sold Ronaldo for 40 million euros. The world has made it sound like he was offered Ronaldo to Madrid for 20 million and they dished out the 96 million euros instead.

If anything, United should be questioned for demanding so much in the first place during this financial gloom. But before you say it, let me jump to their defence. It was a business transaction and they tried to get what they saw fit for their golden boy (Ronaldo).

As Madrid wanted him, they were ready to pay what United demanded. The money was available so why not spend it on a quality player?

Only last week, I couldn't believe what I was reading, Milan's supremo accusing Madrid of going on a spending spree madness. Behold the Judas of the sporting world. Galliani decided to wait and cash his Kaka cheque, before turning on his so-called friend Perez and lambast him.

I have lost all respect for him as he is a pot calling the kettle black. This was the same guy bent on cashing out on Kaka when Manchester City came calling, Thank God that Kaka belonged to Jesus at that time and not Gallian, he remained at Milan then but now of course he belongs to Madrid.

Why is no-one taking notice of these other acts instead on been bent on chastising the devil incarnate (Madrid)?

Why aren't we talking about clubs who are labeling their superstars with extraordinary ridiculous prices?

What's next, will Liverpool ask for 20 million euros for a want-away Arbeloa? Despite a 35 million euro plus Negredo bid, Valencia wanted more for David Villa. A move to which the player himself is totally open to despite Valencia's greed he never uttered a word or showed dissent of any kind, instead he was busy banging away goals left right and centre at the Confederations Cup in South Africa.

In my opinion Madrid is not totally at fault here we need to question these greedy selling clubs too. I do admit sometimes, the way Madrid carry out their transactions little is left to be desired. But did Madrid really pay too much for Kaka and Ronaldo? Certainly not if they are being judged on the pitch, but unfortunately for Madrid the beloved game is judged on the paper.

In another couple of months we'll see who is having the last laugh Perez and Madrid or the rest of the bitter footballing world. Till then all we can do is sit back and relax and see what other tricks the most important club in the world has up its sleeves.