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Real Madrid chief Valdano: Robben had to make way for Ronaldo

Real Madrid GM Jorge Valdano admits Arjen Robben and Cristiano Ronaldo could not play in the same team.

Asked about selling Robben to Bayern Munich, Valdano said: "In the real world, when Cristiano Ronaldo joins your team, a player of the characteristics of Robben must make way.

"It is very difficult to have two such players in the same team, one clearly a headliner and the other a clear backup."

On Wesley Sneijder's move to Inter Milan, Valdano added: "It's better to clear up the tension in the locker room now, than allow it to simmer for three months."

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