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Former Real President: ‘Selling Ronaldo Was A Historic Error’

The former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has spoken on his disappointment at the club’s decision to sell star man Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ramon Calderon played a key role in Ronaldo’s original transfer from Manchester United to Real Madrid and in a recent interview he gave to Spanish newspaper AS, he made it clear that he feels as though Madrid have made a huge mistake with this one.

“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 did not want to sell him and it was very difficult.

“And now they have sold him for €100m. There isn’t a player who scored 60 goals a year for you and is worth to you €100m.

“Selling Cristiano is not good news, either for €100m or a billion. It is true that we put a clause of a billion 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 an historic error.”

With him now officially set for the bright lights of the Serie A, it will be interesting to see how Real bolster their ranks to make up for this huge loss.

Talks with Chelsea duo Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois are apparently in full swing but with their talismanic leader now departed, who knows if the Spaniards will be able to replicate their success of late under new management and without their Portuguese goal-threat up top.

Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena

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