Is there any player on earth worth Â£ 80 million?
For Real Madrid, the answer is â€˜YESâ€™ as they splashed this amount of money last summer to secure the signature of Cristiano Ronaldo.
But for one of Real Madridâ€™s former president, Lorenzo Sanz, the answer is simply â€˜NOâ€™.
â€œEither we are all fools, or whoever paid that for Cristiano is an idiot!â€ Lorenzo Sanz stated referring to Los Blancosâ€™ current president Florentino Perez.
Lorenzo Sanz, who led Real Madrid to Champions League glory in 1998 and 2000, certainly believes that a sum of Â£ 80 million doesnâ€™t need to be splashed on one single player in quest of success.
He even declared that his Real Madrid side â€˜was equal or better than this oneâ€™, which includes the likes of other stars such as Kaka, Benzema, and Xabi Alonso.
â€œMy team was better, player for player. I wouldnâ€™t change it for the current [Real Madrid squad] which is unfortunately worse than Barcelona.â€
The former Real Madrid president continued:
â€œWeâ€™re talking about the best players in the world, the best stadium in the world, this and that, because of everything that is expected from Real Madrid.
â€œThis (those expectations), for Cristiano Ronaldo, should be hard to take.â€
Lorenzo Sanz is somehow pushing Cristiano Ronaldo to the wall. How will the Portuguese superstar respond to the former Real Madrid club presidentâ€™s claims?
Angela Asante, Cristiano Ronaldo Fan Editor