Ronaldo to leave Inter Milan for Real Madrid soon: Agent

Updated: 25 February 2007 08:28 IST

World Cup star Ronaldo may sign with Spain's Real Madrid within a few days, the player's agent said in an interview published Sunday, after weeks of controversy

Ronaldo to leave Inter Milan for Real Madrid soon: Agent
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Milan:

World Cup star Ronaldo may sign with Spain's Real Madrid within a few days, the player's agent said in an interview published Sunday, after weeks of controversy over the Brazilian superstriker's reported desire to leave Italian club Inter Milan. "I'm certain that the transfer would be completed in a few days. Inter and Real Madrid have already met," Alexandre Martins was quoted as saying by Italy's largest sports daily La Gazzetta dello Sport on Sunday. The first reports that Ronaldo was fed up with playing in Italy outraged Inter officials. But in recent days, club officials have seemed less set on hanging on to Ronaldo - although they denied this weekend that talks were under way. Any transfer would have to be completed by August 31, which is the deadline for moves in the Italian league. Both Ronaldo and Martins are currently in Rio De Janeiro, ahead of Brazil's friendly match against Paraguay on Wednesday. Ronaldo, whose contract with Inter Milan is set to last through 2006, is reportedly keen to leave the Italian team because of his poor relations with Argentine coach Hector Cuper and bad associations with his time in Italy. The Brazilian has been with Inter since 1997, was sidelined for about two years with a torn knee ligament. A two-time FIFA player of the year before injury, Ronaldo got fresh lustre from his outstanding World Cup performances this summer where he helped Brazil clinch its fifth World title by scoring two goals in the final against Germany. (AP)

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