Real obsessed with Rooney – Calderon
Real Madrid have an “obsession” about signing Wayne Rooney, but
would have to pay £80million or more to do so, according to
Madrid, who have spent £250million assembling a team
with stars such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka and Xabi Alonso, were
knocked out of the Champions League in midweek by Lyon.
Current president Florentino Perez has been linked with
potential moves for Jose Mourinho to replace manager Manuel
Pellegrini and Manchester United striker Rooney.
Former president Calderon said: “It seems that it’s an
obsession for the president to go for Rooney. I imagine Manchester
United wouldn’t like to lose a player like him.
“Sometimes it’s a point of money and if there is a proposal
maybe there will be a deal.
“You have to take into account that the most important thing
is what a player wants to do.
“Ronaldo was a good signing. He is one of the best. He is a
professional, a real professional and he is doing a really good
“I don’t know if it is possible to spend again another 100 or
80 million more euros. I imagine in that case you (Manchester
United) would have to sell.”
Asked on BBC Radio Five Live’s Sportsweek programme if
Ronaldo regretted his move to Madrid, Calderon added: “I don’t
“He did what he wanted to do, he came to a big club. The idea
was to win everything but you can’t buy everything with money.
“Even though you think you’ve got lot of very good players
together, that’s not the same as having a good team.”