Evidently, Barcelona didn’t think through the fact that Neymar would want an identity of his own as against living under the shadow of the great Messi. We’re speaking of ginormous footballer egos here, people!

And next thing you know, Neymar was on his way out in less than 3 years at the Nou Camp after a massive feud between him and the board.

Of course, Qatar has vested interest by betting on the most popular game in the world and Neymar was a simple pawn in the hands of the cash-rich Oryz Qatar Sports Investments.

Back to Ronaldo. 1 BILLION EUROS is straight off nuts!

This is a clear sign for prospective buyers to back off. Besides Real Madrid are builders of a footballing death squad!

They are known to buy (steal) players and talent as against nurture talent at La Fabrica – their youth academy. So if they pay top dollar, there’s no point in letting them go that easily. Ergo they set the humongous buy out clauses that scares even the richest. A smart move isn’t it!

Besides They are no La Masia (Barca’s youth academy) or the Saints (Southampton’s youth academy) that nurtures homegrown talent! Real Madrid plays a different ball game, literally!