“It was never in my hands, I wanted to stay at Barça”

first_imgRonaldo Nazario counted on DAZN Italy an anecdote hitherto unknown about how his departure from Barcelona. Everyone knows that the Brazilian, after making a historic season in the Barcelona in which he finished as top scorer of the Spanish league and winner of the European Cup Winners Cup, he left at Inter de Milan for an amount of stratospheric money at that time, the 4,000 million of its termination clause. However, he himself acknowledges that his intention was to renew, but that the Barca club chaired by Josep Lluis Núñez, backed out in a matter of days: “I would have signed a renewal contract at the end of the season and I left with the Brazilian team. Five days later, they called me to tell me that they could not continue with the renewal. It was never in my hands. I wanted to stay.” . The forward says he was forced to leave when the negotiations broke down and that he wanted to continue wearing Barca: “If the club did not value me as I thought, then the decision was not in my hands. I would have liked to stay but it did not depend on me.” The former player confessed that it was Roberto Carlos who convinced him that playing at Real Madrid was a great idea, although it took years to follow his advice: “I played with Roberto Carlos in Brazil and he told me everything that Real Madrid represented and his experience there. It stuck in my mind and after a few years I wanted to see it with my own eyes.” He also acknowledges that he exceeded his expectations: “I came to Madrid and it was even better than what Roberto Carlos had told me, bigger than I could imagine. It’s Real Madrid. There is great expectation and great pressure. Of course, there are also the best players in the world. I I was delighted to discover a huge club and could help make it even bigger. “ The president of Valladolid He also talked about ‘Galactic’, which in addition to offering a great show within the playing fields, made the club’s business models evolve in terms of transfers: “There was a lot of expectation for the ‘Galactics’. In the end we gave a lot of show being a winning generation and we changed the way we do business in football. Since then, clubs have generated more money and sold better to their players. That was the big change in the new era of football. “Finally, the Brazilian could not say in which team the best Ronaldo was seen, although he acknowledges that he was happy in all the clubs in which he was until his retirement: “However, I couldn’t tell you which version of me was better. I enjoyed all of them, of course. I love playing football and I love football. I think it’s a question more for the fans than for me. I tried to do my best. throughout my career. “last_img read more