Well said-Blatter.

Stop treating Ronaldo like slave, Blatter tells Manchester United.

Ronaldo, a boyhood Real Madrid fan, has been linked with a move to the Spanish capital since the end of last season But his current club, which is another big name in Europe, Manchester United creates a barrier to prevent this transfer and Ronaldo’s dream move where Real Madrid is ready to give World Record fee for this transfer.

In this situation FIFA President Sepp Blatter has urged Manchester United to stop treating Cristiano Ronaldo like a ‘modern-day slave’ and let the Portuguese player join Real Madrid if he wants to.

Wading into the protracted wrangle over the 23-year-old’s future, Blatter said that the current practice of tying players to long contracts amounts to “modern slavery”.

And he urged Manchester United and Real Madrid “to sit together” if Ronaldo wants a move to the Spanish club.

“The important thing is, we should also protect the player,” Blatter told Sky News on Thursday.

“If the player wants to play somewhere else, then a solution should be found because if he stays in a club where he does not feel comfortable to play then it’s not good for the player and for the club.

“I’m always in favour of protecting the player and if the player, he wants to leave, let him leave.”

Blatter believes the issue raises questions about the way transfers and contracts are dealt with in the game.

“I think in football there’s too much modern slavery in transferring players or buying players here and there, and putting them somewhere,” he continued.

“We are trying now to intervene in such cases. The reaction to the Bosman law is to make long-lasting contacts in order to keep the players and then if he wants to leave, then there is only one solution, he has to pay his contract.”

And I think Sepp Blatter is right.

Cristiano Ronaldo: I Want to Play for Real Madrid.

Cristiano Ronaldo has finally broken his silence.

Speaking from the Portugal training camp in Switzerland today, he has finally stated where he intends to play next season: Real Madrid. He told Terra magazine the following:

“I want to play for Real Madrid, but only if it is true they are eager to pay me and Manchester United what they have been saying they will.”

The statement will come as a blow no doubt to Manchester United and all its fans across the world. Ronaldo seemingly thinks his career will progress further if he joins Madrid, and money also seems to be on the mind by the tone of the quote above.

He also added “However, it does not depend on me. It is important to send a message.

“From now on I will not talk again about this until the end of the Euros. It is not worth asking me because I will not reply.”

Looks like United have a crisis on their hands to replace the goals aplenty that Ronaldo provided. Dont know what else to say really. I’m still in shock. Seems money has prevailed once again in luring a superstar to Spain.

I’ll still remember Ronny for the man who broke records, dazzled us with style and speed, and also for driving us toward back-to-back titles and our first European Cup since 1999.

You’re not the first legend to leave the club, and you wont be the last legend to don the red shirt…but no one man is bigger than the team and I’m sure not only Man United fans will echo these thoughts, but football fans in general.