What could Real Madrid possibly want Antonio Valencia for?
Spaniards attempt at gossip column monopoly continues
Real Madrid’s transfer policy is beginning to frazzle OTP’s brain a little bit. Granted many of the hundreds of reports about Real being interested in particular players are entirely fabricated, but clearly some are not. And one of those is their chase for Wigan’s Antonio Valencia.
The Latics have confirmed that both Real and Manchester United have had bids of £14-18 million for their winger accepted. Man Utd are clearly trying to bag a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo. Indeed, considerable newspaper column inches have been devoted to debating whether the Ecuadorian is up to that task.
Real, on the other hand, will have Ronaldo. The real deal. Old news though it may be, they also broke the world transfer record to sign Kaka not so long ago. And they are also rumoured to be interested in Franck Ribery.
So where does Valencia fit into this? Does Ronaldo really need an £18 million understudy? The only thing we can think of is that Real are trying to force United to play without a right winger next season by purchasing all possible candidates.