Who Signed Cristiano Ronaldo for Real Madrid?

Angela AsanteContributor ISeptember 3, 2009

The days of the Galacticos are gone; now a new era has found its naissance at the Santiago Bernabeu. This current epoch was marked by so many changes and arrivals. The takeover of Florentino Perez from Ramon Calderon and the influx of a bunch of superstars look to have given Real Madrid a new sight of breath. [...]


Real Madrid can now boast of their lineup of stars which comprises names such as Kaka, Karim Benzema, Xabi Alonso, and Alvaro Arbeloa; all these players are placed alongside Los Blancos’ long-time prey, Cristiano Ronaldo. [...]

After Manchester United’s Champions League final defeat to Barcelona in Rome, rumors over Cristiano Ronaldo’s future with the Red Devils grew louder and louder. Then one morning, it was announced that Manchester United had accepted a fee of £80 million from Los Blancos to sell their ace, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Praises quickly began to fall on the man of the moment, Florentino Perez. [...]The simple question that filled the thoughts of some amazed football supporters who couldn’t believe the reality was “How did Perez do that?”

In the newspapers, on TV, on radio, and over the Internet, the media kept declaring that “Florentino Perez has signed Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United to Real Madrid”.

Was this a true statement?

The one that spent weeks and even months sweating to make a mega move for the Portuguese winger now claims to be the man behind Florentino Perez’s achievement. [...]

The truth of who signed Cristiano Ronaldo for Real Madrid may forever remain a matter of justice.


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Angela Asante, CRF Chief Editor