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Calderon: Real are spectators
26 Jun 2008 - 15:56:30
Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has claimed that his club are mere 'passive spectators' in the ongoing saga of Cristiano Ronaldo's possible exit from Manchester United.
The 23-year-old Portugal ace is expected to make an announcement about his future in the next few days and Calderon insists that Real are just waiting to see what happens.
He told the Madrid radio station City FM: "I suppose they think we have intervened in some way, but it's not like that and that's the truth.
"We know that it's something between the player and Manchester United. If the player continues to insist that he wants to come and if United will consider letting him go, then we'll ask.
"If the price is right and everyone's happy, then it won't turn sour.
"I prefer not to talk much about him because he is a United player. We are in this situation as passive spectators, but his declarations have provoked a lot of expectations.
"Nevertheless that is not enough, because the player belongs to United, a great club that we are friends with and we don't want to interfere.
"It seems to me that he has become a bit of a hot potato at United. But I don't want to talk about that because what I say could be misinterpreted."