Sensational football news are out and it has been reported that Real Madrid president Florentino Perez celebrated the completion of the £59m capture of Kaka by warning Manchester United that Cristiano Ronaldo is next on his hit list.
Perez, who was in charge during the galacticos era at Madrid between 2000 and 2006, said last week that he would not jeopardise his relationship with Manchester United to sign Ronaldo but buoyed by the success of the Kaka deal he was in bullish mood.
Perez said to the media that Real Madrid is always thinking about great players such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic who are among other great players around the world at the moment. Perez also added that everyone knows that these are players that Real Madrid would like but they all can’t come.
Perez also went on to say that Ronaldo is a great player who Real would like to bring to the club, but first the club have to speak to Manchester United because the important thing is for Real to maintain a good rapport with everyone.
Real angered United last summer following a public pursuit of Ronaldo, which prompted Red Devils manager Sir Alex Ferguson to blast: ” I wouldn’t sell a virus to that mob.”
Various Madrid officials have claimed that there is a pre-contract agreement in place to sign the FIFA World Player of the Year for an approximate 90 million but nobody will admit to actually seeing the document.
The deal was allegedly agreed by ousted Real chief Ramon Calderon and facilitated by Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes. United have repeatedly denied the existence of any agreement.
Meanwhile, local newspapers have claimed that Perez has an agreement in place with financially troubled Valencia to sign star striker David Villa.