Cristiano Ronaldo signed Real Madrid agreement 24 hours before Man Utd game vs Tottenham
Cristiano Ronaldo joined Real Madrid from Manchester United in the summer of 2009.
Cristiano Ronaldo agreed to leave Manchester United to go to Real Madrid in December 2008, it has been said.
The international of Portugal, which is currently in Juventus, became the most expensive player in the world when he moved to the Bernabéu in the summer of 2009.
Over the years, there have been conflicting stories about Ronaldo’s transfer to Real Madrid, with Ramón Calderón and Florentino Pérez insisting that they were behind the transfer.
However, Calderón told El Confidencial that he was behind the agreement and said: “Yes.
“It’s not that I think about it every day, but Florentino Pérez insists on attributing the honor.
“Recently he said on the radio, again, that Cristiano Ronaldo was the best signature of his mandate.
“It’s not true. Pediano Mijatovic and I signed Cristiano Ronaldo, and I’ve brought some documents, which I’ve never taught publicly, to prove this once and for all.”
The report carries a document that shows that, on December 12, 2008, Ronaldo signed an agreement with Real.
That was only 24 hours before United and Tottenham played a goalless draw in their Premier League clash.
A document, signed by Ronaldo, says: “Through this letter, I informed you that I have an agreement with my current club to transfer my federative and economic rights to Real Madrid, which attached as an annex to this letter also expressed my will and decision irrevocable of playing in Real Madrid since the season and my commitment also irrevocable of accepting the transfer of my federative and economic rights to Real Madrid as long as I accept the conditions specified in the attached document as annex II.
“In case of breach by me of the obligations assumed in Annex II, I am obliged to indemnify Real Madrid with the amount of thirty million euros as a criminal case expressly within 10 days of the violation.”
Real wanted to sign Ronaldo in 2008.
But the former United star decided to stay at Old Trafford for another 12 months after private conversations with Sir Alex Ferguson.
Ferguson flew to Lisbon to prevent Portugal’s international from jumping off the ship.
But it seems that United agreed to download it in December 2008 and simply kept silent about the announcement.
Meanwhile, La Liga president Javier Tebas admitted that he would love to see Ronaldo and José Mourinho return to Spain.
Tebas told Canal11: “I would like to have Cristiano Ronaldo back and that José Mourinho is coach of a Spanish team.”
“He is a great coach and a great name to promote our league.”
Ronaldo went blank when Juventus and Fiorentina played a goalless draw on Saturday.