At the heart of the story is the fact that Ronaldo was not happy with Mourinho’s tactics in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final against Barcelona. After the match Ronaldo was quoted as saying this about Mourinho’s system:
“‘I don’t like it, but I have to adapt because that is the way it is.”
Ronaldo joined Real Madrid from Manchester United two years ago for a world-record fee of £80m, and he has been simply brilliant as a Real Madrid player. This season his 38 goals in La Liga means he is all but certain to win the Golden Boot award.
Real Madrid rarely, if ever, sell their best players, and I cannot see them selling Ronaldo. But lets assume for the moment that Real Madrid decided to sell him. What would such a deal cost?
Both the Spanish and British press have been suggesting that at £150million (€171million). That is a staggering amount of money and will mean that Real Madrid will have doubled their investment on Ronaldo in two years. From a pure business standpoint, if Real Madrid was to receive an offer that large for Ronaldo, it would be really, really difficult to turn it down.
Do you think that Real Madrid will sell Ronaldo this summer?