He told L'Equipe: āFirst, you have to listen to the will of the player.
āIf two clubs came to offer Ā£100million for Cristiano and Cristiano wants to go to Madrid, do you think I could make him sign for the other club? You think I could go against his wishes? All I can do is advise him. But all this makes sense only if we are ready to sell Cristiano for Ā£100m.
āWe have already sold players to Madrid: Heinze, Beckham, Van Nistelrooy. We sold them those players because we wanted to. We didnāt sell Cristiano because we didnāt want to. Itās just a business question, not an ethical question.
āI wonāt let my personal feelings influence my decision making.ā