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Nani Speaks On How Cristiano Ronaldo Hinted At Real Madrid Move For Months

Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Move

That Cristiano Ronaldo was going to leave Manchester United at the end of the 2008/09 season for Real Madrid was not exactly a secret to a former teammate, and housemate, Nani.

At the end of United’ Premier League and Champions League double-winning season in 2008, Sir Alex Ferguson was able to convince Ronaldo, who to stay at Old Trafford.

A year later the forward moved to Real Madrid for a then world-record fee of £80 million and, according to Nani, the former Sporting man wasn’t shy about talking about the move.

“We would stay at the end of training to do competitions and they [Anderson & Ronaldo] were my teammates, everyone has best friends or some they feel more comfortable with and they were my support,” Nani told the official United podcast, UTD.

“Some days he [Ronaldo] was telling us openly ‘I’m here six or seven years now, I think it’s enough for me’ he said that a couple of times.

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“But it was always ‘I will see, I will see, I will see’ but we never thought it [Real Madrid move] would happen so fast. After we won the league in the second year he left, he produced a great season so we were still surprised.”

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Greg Afamah

Written by Greg Afamah

Greg is a Sports content writer. He has many years of experience in Sports Writing. He was a writer for Opera News and is Editor-in-Chief at GoalBall.

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