Calderon blasts Madrid’s Ronaldo sale

Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has criticised the club’s decision to sell Cristiano Ronaldo this summer.

The Portuguese superstar is joining Italian champions Juventus in a deal thought to be worth €100m and Calderon, the man who signed the forward, has criticised his successor Florentino Perez.

“The sale of Cristiano Ronaldo has made me very sad,” Calderon told Diario AS.

“It cost me a lot to sign him in terms of both money and effort, it was a very difficult deal as Manchester United did not want to sell him.

“He can score 60 goals a season for you and there is not anyone else who can do that who is available for €100m.

“The price does not matter, which is why his release clause was said to be unattainable, because he has no equivalent – this is a big error.”

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