Xavi rejects the chance to sign €35-million rated Man United striker for Barcelona
Barcelona and Real Madrid: a rivalry that transcends football, and delves into the political, historical, and social.
Unsurprisingly, unsettling the other side via signings has been central to presidential campaigns: Neymar, Vinicius, David Beckham; in-demand signings have been a source of war for both clubs.
Another such platform is former players: Luis Enrique, Samuel Eto’o, Luis Figo.
Signing the rivals’ players has been a power move for both clubs, and as per El Nacional, Joan Laporta was planning an unprecedented operation, only for it to be struck down by Xavi: Cristiano Ronaldo.
It is no surprise that Barcelona are woeful upfront (and generally) this season.
With their worst attacking record in the last seven years, reinforcing the attack is a priority for Joan Laporta, primarily down the centre with a number nine.
Barça were offered Ronaldo by Jorge Mendes, and the president was ecstatic at the chance of signing the Portuguese, in his continuing battle against Florentino Pérez.
Despite the seemingly Herculean task that registering players posits to the club, Ronaldo would be an absolute statement, at least as per Laporta. Bringing in a reportedly unsettled Real Madrid legend to Camp Nou would certainly assert some sort of Catalan supremacy in an age where the Blancos seem to be well above Barcelona’s level (at least by their 17 point lead in La Liga and lack of financial crisis).
On the same note, it seems Barça have reached an agreement to sign Real Madrid midfielder Isco in the summer. Signing Ronaldo, though, will be easier as it is not a direct move.Barca Universal
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