Former Real Madrid President Criticizes Pogba Transfer
Ex-Real Madrid president, Ramon Calderon, had some bitter words for the Red Devils over their recent world-record purchase.
Ramon Calderon, who was in charge of Real Madrid from 2006 to 2009, thinks that Manchester United have not made a smart move by going for the young Frenchman.
Manchester United recently completed the signing of Pogba from Juventus, after a month-long transfer saga. The deal was announced yesterday.
The 23-year-old is now the most expensive player in the world, overtaking the previous record, which was achieved by Real Madrid when they paid £85 million for Gareth Bale.
Pogba’s transfer fee was an astronomical £89 million, but the figure doesn’t include agent fees. The fee could also increase based on the player’s performance at the club.
However, Calderon believes that Pogba is too young, and hasn’t got much to his name at the moment. He even compared Pogba’s transfer to Cristiano Ronaldo’s in 2009.
Calderon stated: “When I paid £80 million for Cristiano, people thought it was crazy. Yet had already won the Ballon d’Or.”
He added: “In the case of Paul Pogba, he’s still very young and has to prove himself in many ways.
“It’s a case of supply and demand, there’s a club willing to pay €120 million and Juventus won’t waste the chance to take that kind of money.”
The former Real Madrid president also expressed his concerns over why clubs in the English Premier League are able to earn much more money than clubs in the Spanish La Liga.
“The Premier League has five times the money of La Liga and I can’t understand this. We have the best players in the world. The likes of Messi, Cristiano, Bale, Benzema, Neymar, Suarez and Iniesta.”
Jose Mourinho is yet to make a statement regarding Roman’s remarks, as the Portuguese man is not fond of other people who publicly speak out about his players.
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