He has ultimately said it! The much hyped and arguably the best footballer in the world at the moment Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United has publicly admitted that he wants to play for Real Madrid.
The Ronaldo transfer saga has dragged for long and now it appears to come to an almost inevitable end. Since the middle of the 2007-2008 season the 23-year old Portuguese international winger has been playing hide-and-seek with the prospect of making the move to sunny Iberia and now he appears to be hell bent on it.
This is what Cristiano Ronaldo told the Brazilian website Terra:
“I want to play for Real Madrid, but only if it is true they are eager to pay me and Manchester United what they have been saying they will.
“However, it does not depend on me. It is important to send a message. From now on I will not talk again about this until the end of the Euros. It is not worth asking me because I will not reply.”
Ronaldo shall feature for Portugal at Euro 2008 and now that he says that he wouldn’t discuss any more on the issue until the end of the competition, rest assured that there will be more mud-throwing and accusations between Manchester United and Real Madrid. But since Ronaldo has laid his heart on moving from Old Trafford to the Santiago Bernabeu this summer, Man United shall end on the receing end of the mud-spitting game.