This is amazing and revolting news in world football, though maybe we’ve seen this already. First Kaka, now Cristiano Ronaldo. Real Madrid would seem to be an extravagantly-talented team with two of the world’s best and young talents running wild for them. Of course, I think back to when they had Zidane, Figo, Beckham, R. Carlos and Ronaldo (the original one) at the same time (their ‘Galacticos’ squad) and they basically won squat during those years. I hate when wealthy teams load up on talent by buying or raiding good players from other teams rather than build and nurture their own, for instance the N.Y. Yankees. Let’s hope Real Madrid falters and wins nothing next season.

Interestingly, now Real will have 3 ex-Man U players- C. Ronaldo, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Heinze.