Calderon – “Real Madrid are signing Bale as Ronaldo’s replacement”
Madrid have submitted a world record £85million bid for the Welsh winger, who has expressed his desire to leave, but Calderon claims that his successor Florentino Perez is leading the charge to cover his losses should Ronaldo go.
The Portuguese star has been long been linked with a return to former club Manchester United, and reportedly has wage demands that Real ‘would find difficult to accept’.
Florentino Perez has declared that Ronaldo will stay at the Bernabeu until he retires, though the forward denied he had signed a new contract at the club earlier this summer
And Calderon says that the impending arrival of Bale is to appease fans should the 27-year-old choose not to renew his stay.
‘I know that he (Ronaldo) is not happy at all with the attitude and behaviour of the president. He is asking for €20million net every season which is going to be difficult for Real to accept,’ he told talkSPORT’s Drive Time show.
“I think the president has all his eggs on the table just in case he can’t get the renewal of Cristiano. That is my impression.
‘He’s afraid at some moment that Cristiano will say, “I am not going to go on”. That will be bad news for Madrid. I would like to see him retire at Real but now the situation is difficult. Let’s see in the next weeks or months if it can be sorted out and he can stay.