Is Florentino Pérez considering to offload Cristiano Ronaldo and sack Benitez next summer?
Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez has offered backing to the under pressure Rafa Benitez and denied there is any issue between former Manchester United star and current Los Blancos boss. However, Balague believes that it is most likely Florentino Pérez will sack Rafa Benitez in the summer of 2016, while he is seriously considering to offload Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Press Conference:
While speaking to Sky Sports about the present situation at Real Madrid, following their uncharacteristic 4-0 loss against Barcelona he said:
“If you are talking now, then I’m pretty sure Florentino will think of something different. And I think it will be unfair as given the chance, time and confidence, then he can improve pretty much any side in the World as he showed with many times in the past.”
He further added:
“But there are things going on here, there is pressure being exerted from the people outside the club. so he gets kicked out, Florentino is doubting.
“So I don’t see Rafa being there next season.”
The reliable Spanish journalist claimed Cristiano Ronaldo will leave Real Madrid at the end of the season, with he has been heavily linked with Saint-Germain or Manchester United. As Perez wants to cash on three-time Ballon d’Or winner and make the funds available for Eden Hazard and Sergio Aguero.
“With the case of Cristiano, we said many times there is plan for him to go to another club next season.
“Very cleverly Real Madrid are trying to make it look that he wants to go, and he deserves to go.
“And what Florentino is going to do now is to listen to fans. So he likes to do polls with the fans, he is going to meet them in little groups, big groups, and he wants to gather the opinion of fans.
“Perhaps name will be mentioned for the future players, Sergio Aguero, Eden Hazard, because they are going to looking for next big things now.”