Real Madrid’s President, Florentino Pérez, has once again made a statement to try and impose blame upon Manchester United for the failed transaction of David De Gea.
All of the facts from the Spanish deadline day prove that Real Madrid are at fault for the failed transfer of De Gea. The theories are that the Spanish side pulled out as they didn’t want to pay the agreed fee or that their staff were incapable of filing the required documents on time, despite having all of the required papers from United.
Real Madrid are well known for acquiring the best players in the world every season, to add to their Galácticos legacy. In the case of De Gea, United stood firm until the last day in order to get a fair fee for their world class keeper.
The latest futile attempt to save face from the Los Blancos camp reads:
“Following the failed transfer on deadline day we could have said that we were no longer interested in the deal because time was short to do it but we had an obligation (with De Gea) to try it – although we knew it was very difficult. I think they didn’t have bad intentions.”
“I think they just lacked experience. It already happened to us (two seasons ago) with Fábio Coentrão and also happened to Athletic Bilbao with Ander Herrera (the summer before the Spanish midfielder make the move when David Moyes was in charge).”
“When this happens more than once and you see that all the operations that, according to the media, they have tried to do during the summer (which didn’t go through) one believes that this happened because it is a new team with no experience.”
Their statement is full of holes, the most prominent one being the point made about Fábio Coentrão. When Manchester United did try to sign the Portuguese left back, Real Madrid cancelled the transaction as his intended replacement, Guilherme Siqueira, moved to S.L. Benfica.
Coentrão has played as Madrid’s second choice left back for the last 2 seasons.
The Red Devils have once again replied to Madrid’s slander with a sound statement which, once again, shows Pérez’s liability.
“The facts speak for themselves. The FA are prepared to back our case that documents were in on time; Real seem intent to move the focus away from their own clumsiness this summer. We all like to blame others but if you let one slip through your fingers into the back of the net, then ultimately the culpability is yours.”
Real Madrid just seem to be incapable of accepting their shortcomings, despite them having claimed David Beckham, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Cristiano Ronaldo from Old Trafford.