Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon claims that if he fails to sign Cristiano Ronaldo he will not attempt to make any other deals this summer.
Calderon is still keen to lure Ronaldo away from Manchester United and Real manager Bernd Schuster recently voiced his concerns over the club’s pre-occupation with the Portuguese winger.
Schuster suggested on Tuesday that he would be just as happy to sign Hamburg playmaker Rafael van der Vaart as he would Ronaldo. Moreover, some Real directors would prefer to bring in Valencia’ David Villa or Hamburg’s Rafael van der Vaart to the club, according to Marca.
However, Calderon appears to have ruled out the possibility of Van der Vaart arriving at the Bernabeu.
“Either Cristiano Ronaldo comes or nobody does,” Calderon is quoted as saying in Marca.
Real Madrid players have become frustrated with the constant speculation over Cristiano Ronaldo’s possible transfer.
“There is a little disrespect going on because a team does not rely on one player, even if he is very good. Pele and Maradona won major games, but they had help from their peers,” Real’s Portuguese midfielder Pepe said in an interview with AS.