He stated on Thursday that “slavery” is too common in modern football and that therefore, Fifa should start finding a solution to this controversy.
Not every member of the Governing Body sided with Blatter’s comments; there’s an argument that players deserve to respect their club and that moreover, the word “slave” only applies to an unpaid worker unlike a footballer.
As for Ronaldo himself, it is understood that he totally agrees with the President’s opinion. He declared in an interview made by a Portuguese television station that he really wanted to leave United for Madrid. It is certain that everything could have been completed if Manchester United was to give up and let him go. At this point in time, the winger is still uncertain where he will start his season.
Now, Ronaldo just needs to wait and see what United’s decision will be, which is currently believed to be the final word in this transfer saga.
Nevertheless, if Fifa intervenes seriously in this matter and comes up with the verdict that Ronaldo is free to leave, then this transfer saga would be the precursor of the “abolition of slavery” in modern football.
The next thing to do will be to wait and witness the massive exodus of players from one club to another.
Written by: Angela Asante