Thursday, June 11, 2009

UF Quick Throw: Lest You Think Real Are Done

There is this fresh from the Guardian. The money quote:

"The answer [from Valencia] was 'no' because negotiations with Real Madrid are very advanced," [Chelsea scout Juan Cruz] Sol said. "So there's no possibility Villa will go to Chelsea because he wants to go to Real Madrid."
It's been a crazy day. We're currently trying to figure out who's out at Madrid and what the starting line-up looks like next season. It's like playing fantasy futbol and it's only crazier if they land David Villa. Our collective thinking in a post tomorrow.

At least it hasn't been a bore waiting for the Confederations Cup to start.


EbullientFatalist said...


phil said...

What bottomless well of cash is Real Madrid dipping from?

It's going to be fun watching this team when they realize the game is still played with just one ball.

Mike Georger said...

Well they're largely debt free and have record profits which I'm pretty sure are close to triple digit million pounds.

Plus the city constantly pays off their debt for them.

Steve said...

i read (I believe on el pais) that perez brought a 300 million pound transfer kitty with him in the form of a bank loan. that was a few weeks back though.

Steve said...

That article talks about the transfer kitty, but not directly. I can't find the article that talks about it directly.

Basically, Madrid still have quite a bit of money to spend.

jjf3 said...

ditto on what he said.

Madrid is a "public trust". Interested parties (personal, business, and governmental) will make funds available at otherwise unavailable rates on the credit market to ensure that the Madrid "public trust" is bettered...And Perez won his presidential battle by aligning more of these sources behind him then his opposition. And Madrid make insane amounts of cash on "branding" throughout the Spanish-speaking world. Kaka and CR7 will pay back their "fees" in the first year in jerseys, etc, if the numbers I've seen are correct (IF)?