The ex-President “real” Ramon Calderon said that in 2009, Cristiano Ronaldo could not be in Madrid and Barcelona:
“We were in negotiations with Cristiano during 2007 and 2008. With the leadership of “Manchester United” was not easy, because they didn’t want to lose a quality player. But he wanted Cristiano to move to Madrid.
Sir Alex Ferguson was against this transfer, he didn’t like “real”. So he invited Cristiano to Barcelona. The Catalans were happy, but Ronaldo knew where he wants to continue his career”.
See also:the luxury life of Cristiano Ronaldo.