Originally posted by sarpp:
Originally posted by redrose49er:
Man Utd accept £80m bid from Real Madrid
Seems Ferguson finally got fed up with him, as he did with Beckham.
Is moving from Man Utd to Real a step forwards or backwards? I suspect backwards.
Sorry, but if you have to ask yourself that question, then you don't know much about soccer. Real Madrid is to soccer, as the New York Yankees is to baseball. Simply the greatest most successful soccer team in the world. Its every player's dream to play for them at some point in their career's.
I'm half-Portuguese & I would have preferred to see him stay at Man U. But his salary is reportedly off the chart...Something like 15M Euros a season or 21M USD
Remember this is not the NFL nor NBA nor MLB, its soccer & that type of salary is like having 30M a season in american sports. A-Rod territory
Please don't question my knowledge of 'soccer' as you call it. I still claim this is a move backwards in footballing terms. Real have had their golden years (did they lose 6-0 to Barca this season?), maybe more to come, but Man Utd is a true powerhouse at the moment. Man Utd have not sold a player who has gone on to better things for many years: Beckham, Van Nistelrooy, Stam, Veron, etc.