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

Ramon Calderon.

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

think so.

“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.”