Found March 10, 2013 on NESN.com:
Cristiano Ronaldo‘s looming transfer saga further proves that soccer is a “money game” in the 21st century. The Portuguese superstar reportedly wants to leave Real Madrid and return to Manchester United this summer, and it is far more likely to happen if two of United’s main sponsors act quickly. Should General Motors (GM) and Nike wrap up new sponsorship deals with the Premier League leader in the coming months, United will be able to finance the blockbuster transfer without running afoul of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations (FFP). Ronaldo shocked the soccer world in August when he announced that he was “sad” about a “professional situation” and wanted to leave the club. He declined to elaborate, but speculation suggested that he felt unloved in the Spanish capital. It later emerged that image rights are at the heart of Ronaldo’s conflict with Real Madrid, according to the Star. “The Portugal star’s current contract has a clause written into it which sees Real rake in 40 percen
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