Real Madrid chief Florentino Perez has called for unity as the club try and achieve success on all fronts this season.
One of the greatest threats to that unity could be the future sale of one of the club’s best players; Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ronaldo has been heavily linked with a move back to Manchester United, with several sources, including Sky’s Guillem Balague, having already suggested that it’s a more than possible deal.
Ronaldo is thought to be unhappy at Los Blancos, which has created the speculation of his return to United, but Perez’ comments suggest Real Madrid are unlikely to do anything which could cause major consequences at the Spanish giants.
That unhappiness seems to stem from the decision of Real Madrid to sell players that Ronaldo has both got on with and benefited from in Angel Di Maria and Mesut Ozil.
“Others try to take advantage of any situation to do us harm. But all that we have achieved, we have achieved together. United and never giving up, we must never allow that anyone breaks this unity,” he said at Real’s General Assembly.
“We are what we are thanks to our never-ending desire for titles and victory. With the European Cup, the Real Madrid myth was born. For this reason, it is important to make the pillars that keep us strong more solid every day.”
United could certainly pull off a deal financially but reports so far have suggested that Real Madrid won’t even entertain the idea of a sale until at least next summer.
That plays into the hands of officials like Perez because it allows him to work on that relationship with Ronaldo, repairing any cracks which may have started to appear.
If it wasn’t for Lionel Messi, Ronaldo would probably be considered the greatest player to have ever played the game and that alone is reason enough for the club to keep him thus preventing the chaos that could follow his exit from the club.