Florentino Perez Threat To Cristiano Ronaldo When He Wanted To Leave For PSG
Just how many times has Cristiano Ronaldo thought about or tried to leave Real Madrid since he moved in 2009? On one such occasion Real president Florentino Perez had the perfect threat to shut Ronaldo up.
Cristiano Ronaldo became the world's most expensive player in 2009 when he swapped Manchester for Madrid and despite the better weather, increased Champions League and Ballon d'Or success and more clubs to bully he's constantly been linked with a move back.
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As recently as the January transfer window the 33 year-old was linked with an Old Trafford return with Alexis Sanchez's £14 million-a-week move the only reason that the person had made up the most recent links changing their mind.
Of course United aren't the only ones who have been linked with the five time Ballon d'Or winner, after all who wouldn't want a player of his ability. According to France Football Ronaldo told his mate in 2012, "I want to go to Paris [PSG]. There, they will really love me. The French will be so happy that I play in their Championship that the media will campaign in my favor for the Golden Ball."
When Ronaldo went to Perez though the creator of the Galacticos had a threat that maybe changed Ronaldo's mind, replying, "Find me a club that puts €200 million on the table, and with the money, I'll pay the release clause of Messi to take your place."
You can't imagine anything that would hurt the former Sporting winger's ego more than Los Blancos casually shrugging off the loss of Ronaldo by signing the one man who could go to the Bernabeu and eclipse him.
Of course six years later and very little has changed with Real's top goalscorer of all time constantly needing validation to his position as the club's most important player and demanding parity with Messi when it comes to money.
Back in 2012 it was Barca leading the way in both La Liga and Europe but Real won the title last season and have won back-to-back Champions Leagues as well as three in the last four years.
Obviously seeing as this all comes from France and PSG and Real face each other on Wednesday in the Champions League knockout stages it could all be a ploy, surely not though.
Will Ronaldo ever actually leave the Bernabeu?