Sunday, April 18, 2010
Ronaldo is bait for Rooney
REAL MADRID are ready to use Cristiano Ronaldo to lure Wayne Rooney to the Bernabeu.
SunSport had revealed yesterday how the Spanish giants have indentified the Manchester United striker as their No 1 target this summer and are ready to throw £150million at landing him.
Now they want to use his old United team-mate Ronaldo to help sell the club to his good friend.
Ronaldo joined Real last summer in a world record £80m move from United.
He has had a successful first season although the club are set to end up empty-handed.
Ronaldo knows Rooney could provide the spark needed to triumph domestically and in Europe.
They enjoyed a partnership which brought rich spoils to United including a League and European Cup double in 2008.
Real believe Ronaldo could help tempt Rooney to switch.
The Spanish giants will bid a world record £90m for the United striker while offering him a five-year deal worth £60m.
The £250,000-a-week deal matches the wages of Ronaldo at the Bernabeu.
Real have decided to make a move after going out of Europe in the first knockout round and now look set to miss out on La Liga title to Barcelona.