“Transfer of Luis Figo to Real Madrid Rip Off”
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez commented on the transfer of Luis Figo 17 years ago Situs Poker. Admittedly, the transfer is like tearing the hearts of the Spanish people.
Real Madrid surprisingly hijacked Figo from Barcelona in 2000. Quoted BolaSport.com from Transfermarkt, Los Blancos have to spend 60 million euros (Rp 939.7 billion) to transport the Portuguese player from Camp Nou.
Figo was immediately shining for the league of the year at the Santiago Bernabeu. He scored 57 goals from 239 games and won 7 trophies with Real Madrid.
In an interview with Fox Sports, Perez admitted that it needed a very hard effort to convince Figo to be willing to move. Moreover, this transfer involves two clubs that have endless rivalry.
“Nobody spent 60 million euros in 2000,” Perez told Fox Sports.
“It’s not easy to convince him because he’s a Barcelona captain, it’s like tearing the hearts of our countrymen,” Perez added.
Perez convinced Figo to say that Real Madrid are doing a project.
“Then came Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo, David Beckham and we created the Galacticos phenomenon,” Perez said.
Indeed, Figo’s decision made the Catalan public hurt so much that they could never forgive the assailant. In el clasico edition 23 November 2002, Barca supporters throw pig’s head to Figo when they want to do a corner kick in a duel at Camp Nou. This is a form of anger and contempt for players they call traitors.