Cristiano Ronaldo was almost sold by Barca’s former team to Barca in 2009, not Real Madrid.
Cristiano Ronaldo has spent 9 successful seasons at Real Madrid. He won 2 La Liga titles and 4 C1 Cup championships and countless other individual and collective titles in the Spanish team. In addition, Ronaldo also became the greatest striker in Real Madrid history with 451 goals.
However, history could have been very different if MU decided to sell Ronaldo to Barca in 2009, not Real Madrid. This shocking information has just been revealed by former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon.
However, the plans of Real Madrid and Ronaldo were almost destroyed by Sir Alex Ferguson. Former president Ramon Calderon revealed: “In fact, coach Alex Ferguson did not want Ronaldo to leave because he really did not like Real Madrid.”
“We are a big opponent of MU and have won everything that he wants. Although MU has many titles, Real Madrid has won even more. Perhaps that is why coach Alex Ferguson offered to sell Ronaldo to Barca.
In fact, Barca also approached MU in 2009 to ask to buy Ronaldo, while Calderon replaced as Real Madrid president Vicente Boluda wanted to cancel his commitment with Ronaldo. Boluda even worked with stork Jorge Mendes to agree to cancel the deal that Real Madrid will sign with Ronaldo in the summer of 2009.
“Barca of course was delighted with the opportunity, but Ronaldo was always clear about the commitment he signed with me to join Real Madrid and he didn’t want to change this, even though the violating party committed to compensating 30 million euro”.
The sudden interruption of Barca made many senior members of Real Madrid’s management fear that they would not be able to win any title in the next 10 years when facing Barca with both Messi and Ronaldo. Therefore, CEO Jose Angel Sanchez asked President Boluda to talk with former President Florentino Perez to find a solution.
Under the arrangement of Perez, Real Madrid continues to carry out the Ronaldo deal with a record transfer fee. This is a landmark decision to help Real Madrid reap countless titles in the next 9 seasons with the Portuguese star.