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Ex-Real president Calderón: Selling Ronaldo was "a historic error”

The man responsible for bringing Cristiano Ronaldo to the Bernabeu from Manchester United in 2009, Ramon Calderón lambasted the decision to sell him to Juventus for 100 million euros.

Ramón Calderón.

Ex-president of Real Madrid, Ramon Calderón, spoke to AS at a Qatar 2022 celebration ceremony at the residence of the Qatari ambassador in Madrid, and said that Real Madrid had made a grave error in selling Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus for 100 million euros.

“It’s very sad that they have sold a player like Cristiano Ronaldo, it’s a real pity. With what it cost me to sign him, the effort that we made to bring him to Madrid…. Manchester (United) did not want to sell home and it was very difficult. And now they have sold him for 100 million euros. There isn’t a player who scores 60 goals a year for you and is worth to you 100 million euros,” Calderón told AS.

A historic error

Calderón stressed that the price paid for Ronaldo, was, in his opinion, incredibly low. "Selling Cristiano is not good news, either for 100 million or a billion. But it is true that we put a clause of a billion million euros to discourage those interested in him in the future, but at the same time, to show that there was no other player like him. It's a historic error,” he concluded.


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