Raul does not believe that the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid would cause problems within the squad and admits that the Portuguese winger would be a huge asset.
The Madrid skipper was reacting to Wesley Sneijder’s view that the Manchester United player’s huge salary may upset some of the club’s senior players.
“I see no reason why he would cause problems,” Raul told AS. “I think it could be very positive because we have a great squad, with a lot of big players and it is obvious that if a player of a very high level joined he would be welcome and helped to adapt.
“We know the path to success and that is how we will continue to work. We have some important challenges ahead knowing that after winning two consecutive leagues we will have to raise our game even more.
“Our good form will continue whether Cristiano comes or not and at whatever price. Nothing will break up the unity we currently have.”
Rauldid admit that he would be disappointed to see Robinho leave the club if Ronaldo were to arrive.
“I think Robinho is a truly great player that has improved dramatically here and last year reached a very high level,” he added.
“But I also think that Cristiano is a player that everyone would want. He is a great player and is one of the best in the world at the moment.
“Last year he scored over 30 goals and won the title and the Champions League. He is certainly one of the best. But it is a sporting and a technical decision. If they believe he is necessary then they will try and sign him.”