Ronaldo transfer: Platini breaks his silence

I was wondering when Michel Platini would weigh in on what is happening in the world of transfers. He had been silent on the Kaka transfer. But Ronaldo’s £80m move to Real proved a bit too much. Platini got it off his chest.

He said: “It is very puzzling at a time when football faces some of its worst ever financial challenges. These excessive transfers are happening almost every day.

“These transfers are a serious challenge to the idea of fairplay and the concept of financial balance in our competitions.”

Well, to tell you the truth, this is not the first time it has happened and it won’t be the last time either. At every stage, a record falls. It is true for paintings, it is true for executive compensation, and it is very true for the sports world. We might have record unemployment in Spain but who are we to come between an out of work Real fan and his joy at seeing Ronaldo as a Merengues? Fair play is vastly over rated. Or it maybe for English clubs as Platini would like to suggest.

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