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Calderon: Real should sell Ronaldo

14 September 2012 16:55

Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon believes the club should sell Cristiano Ronaldo if he is unhappy.

The current administration took over from Calderon in 2009, with his successor Florentino Perez bringing in Portuguese star Ronaldo for a world record transfer fee of 80 million pounds.

Calderon has been critical of the new regime since his departure and when asked about the Ronaldo situation he insisted the right course of action would be to let 27-year-old leave the club.

"If a player is unhappy, they must go," he told Eurosport magazine.

"It happened to me with Robinho; it was a dramatic saga, but he was bought for 28 million euros and sold for 48 million euros, so it was a good deal."

Calderon also voiced concerns about those closest to the Portuguese star becoming increasingly influential behind the scenes at the Santiago Bernabeu.

"Jorge Mendes (Ronaldo's agent) is now the club president, without having been elected by the board, they left the club in his and Mourinho`s hands," he said, alluding to Mendes' alleged influence.

“He's made decisions; some players have come because he was their representative, the president knows what he's done."

Calderon also criticised the behaviour of Real coach Jose Mourinho, who some feels has tarnished the club's reputation with inflammatory comments and allegations during his tenure.

"Mourinho is a great coach and motivator, but sometimes behaves regrettably. It’s an issue that needs to be addressed by the coach himself, but it seems difficult,” he said.

Finally, Calderon questioned the Perez regime's decision to bring in Kaka for 60 million euros, with the Brazilian midfielder's time at the club disappointing to date.

"We tried to sign him (Kaka) in the first year, but we couldn't and in the second year we could have, but the scouting reports we unfavourable for various reasons," he said.

"Florentino decided to sign him, and now he has to find a way to solve the problem with the club."

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