Calderon to forget Ronaldo this year
Real Madrid may finally realize their defeat in their chase to sign Cristiano Ronaldo. Calderon will meet United chief executive David Gill on Monday, where it is expected the English Premier League side will issue an official ‘hands off’ warning to Real. Calderon, on Sunday evening, claimed that he never wanted to cause problems between United board and their players. He also stated that they will delay this plan for now. However, this good news at Old Trafford last night was tempered by the awaiting departure of assistant manager Carlos Queiroz, who seems to be the new coach of Portugal National Team.
Calderon admitted that Ronaldo stay at Old Trafford is the most likely scenario, “At the moment, that’s (Ronaldo staying) the most likely scenario. They (United) don’t want to sell so we can’t do anything.”
He added: “He must love Manchester. Once Manchester decide they want to sell and they tell us this, then we will say that we’re talking about a transfer.
“But today that’s not happening and therefore this is a situation that may end up as it is now, as nothing, and Cristiano Ronaldo will continue at Manchester next year.”
Calderon alsoclaims that he held some hope to bring Ronaldo to the Spanish capital, adding that it is time to convince the United change their minds before 31 August transfer deadline.
“Theoretically, there’s still time for things to change,” he continued. “There are two months until the end of August, when Manchester get in touch with Real Madrid and make us an offer, but still we do not know if it would be possible to buy it, even if they want to sell.”
Reports in Spain suggested United were to test real solution by offering Ronaldo for around £ 80m – almost 12 million pounds more than £ 67m Real were reportedly willing to pay. Calderon admitted that for a player of Ronaldo’s caliber such sums is worth able, however, the number was only speculation, because the two clubs had never discussed.