Ex-Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has revealed how Paris Saint Germain (PSG) star Neymar led to the exit of Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid.
Calderon spoke about Neymar, Ronaldo and Real Madrid in an interview with Radio Villa Trinidad.
According to him, the transfer rumours linking Neymar with a move to Real Madrid played a big role in his exit last summer.
Cristiano Ronaldo left Real Madrid for Italian Serie A giants Juventus in a deal worth at least €100m at the start of this season.
The 33-year-old was handed his favourite no 7 jersey immediately after his transfer was confirmed.
Ronaldo was formerly at Manchester United before he joined Real Madrid in a then world-record deal in 2009.
The Real Madrid transfer links for Neymar have continued with Barcelona and Manchester United all mentioned as a potential transfer destination for the Brazilian national team superstar.
Ramon Calderon blamed his successor and current Real Madrid president Florentino Perez for Ronaldo’s exit as he also revealed that he denied the Portuguese player a salary raise after he played a big part in the Los Merengues’ Champions League title triumph for a third successive season last summer.
He also blamed Perez for the sudden resignation of Zinedine Zidane who stepped down as the Real Madrid manager last summer.