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Former Real Madrid President Ramon Calderon Speaks Out About Club's Potential Signings, Departures

Former Real Madrid President Ramon Calderon Speaks Out About Club's Potential Signings, Departures

Real Madrid are arguably the best and most important team in the history of football, so it’s not a surprise when we see everybody talking about Los Blancos either when they are in a good position or when they’re trying to overcome a bad moment.

In the last few days club’s president Florentino Perez discussed the future of the team and who could be landing and leaving Madrid in the next weeks, but now the time to talk went to a former club’s chairman, Ramon Calderon, who didn’t miss the chance to explain what he would do if he still was the team’s president.

The White House has been linked with several players ever since the season started to fall apart a couple of months ago; now that the summer transfer window is almost here, rumors surrounding the team have increased as Florentino Perez is expected to start signing ‘Galacticos’ players again amid links to elite players in France, England, and Germany.

Paul Pogba and Neymar Jr. have been in the conversation about the potential new signings for Madrid, and even though this sounds really good, Ramon Calderon thinks different, stating only one of them might be a good addition to Los Blancos.

Talking with Sky Sports, the former Real Madrid chairman told:

“Neymar is a top player but I don’t see him - his behavior in the last games he has played – as being the best reference for coming to Real Madrid.

“Pogba? Maybe. He is one of the players that [Zinedine] Zidane has said he really likes.

“It would be a problem of money. Our president has decided to invest a ridiculous amount of money in the new stadium because we already have a fantastic stadium.”

Besides, he talked about which players could be leaving the team in the summer and Gareth Bale was the main subject of that discussion. The Welshman is expected to make a return to the Premier League as he failed to become the leader of the team.

“It’s a pity what is happening with Gareth Bale. I like him”, Calderon said. “He came here with the great handicap that we paid for him more money than we did for Cristiano [Ronaldo].

“It’s not fair but fans think that he will be scoring more goals than Cristiano, playing better, helping the team much more than Cristiano. That’s impossible.

“They have perceived some lack of commitment. He doesn’t speak Spanish so he couldn’t communicate.

“Maybe that’s the best destination for him, a loan to a British club, and try to recover the confidence and try to again be the player that he has been for the last 10 years.”