Microsoft in talks over Bernabeu naming rights

As reported last month, computer firm Microsoft has confirmed that it is in talks with Real Madrid over acquiring the naming rights for the Santiago Bernabeu.

The 85,00-seat stadium was inaugurated in 1947 and was named after former Madrid president Santiago Bernabeu Yeste.

However, Maria Gahan, head of Microsoft Spain, has now confirmed that Madrid is keen to flush over 60 years of the club’s heritage down the toilet, sorry, that should read, is keen to find new ways to maximise the club’s commercial revenue.

“They have offered us, and other companies, the possibility of renaming the stadium,” she told Antena 3.

“We’re in talks, and that sums up where we are.”