Money can’t buy you love.
Certainly not for Real Madrid after its elimination from the Champions League round of 16 – the Spanish giants have not advanced to the quarterfinals since 2004. [ad#as2]
“It is a very hard blow for Real Madrid.” Kaka told Marca following Real’s 2-1 on aggregate loss to Lyon. “The only thing we can do is ask the fans for forgiveness.”
How much does that cost?
Expectations were high following a 250 million-plus euros summer spending spring that brought Kaka, Cristiano Ronaldo and company to the club.
The Galacticos were expected to lift this season’s Champions League trophy in May at their Santiago Bernabeu stadium.
Money can’t always buy championships either.
How about a new manager?
Real Madrid manager Manuel Pellegrini must be a touch nervous about his future at the club despite leading La Liga. Media reports has the likeable Chilean fearing for his job and Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez lined up for a move back to Spain.
Bargain price? Benitez has the mighty Liverpool struggling to keep its stranglehold on a Premier League top four and up against it to advance past the last 16 in the Europa League after already being eliminated from the Champions League.
How much does a striker go for?
The rumour mill also has Real Madrid interested in luring England and Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney to join old mate Ronaldo.
A champion team always beats a team of champions, so maybe the Spaniards intend to just buy Manchester United – one player at a time.
I think star prices on the football market just went up as you can expect another big summer spending spree from Real Madrid, which is in terrible need of some retail therapy.