Real Valladolid boss Sergio Gonzalez has spoken about Ronaldo’s plans to take over the Madrid based club.
Former Barcelona and Real Madrid striker Ronaldo looks set to take over the Castile and León side following a €30 million agreement with the club’s hierarchy, resulting in Ronaldo becoming the first ex-player to buy a top-flight club in a major European league.
Marca claim that the club’s President, Carlos Suarez, will continue working for the club but in a new role as Chief Executive with Ronaldo becoming the new President.
And, Sergio has touched on the news ahead of his side’s league tie against Getafe on Friday evening, telling reporters:
“No one has addressed us and told us that this has happened or has stopped happening, we trust that the club will do its best for the evolution and growth.”
Takeover expected to be complete this weekend
News of a potential takeover began to circulate in May following the breakdown of an agreement with Mexican businessman Ernesto Tinajero. It is believed that a complex shareholder dispute between Suarez and businessmen Jose Moro and Jose Luis Losada, vice-presidents last season, complicated the entire operation.
Valladolid have been fairly active in the transfer window, acquiring the likes of Enel Unal on loan from Villarreal. The club have also been linked with a move for Real Madrid defender Jesus Vallejo, although he looks set to sign for Real Sociedad. Should Ronaldo complete his takeover however, it could lead an agreement with Real over loan deals
The takeover should be completed by the end of the week, bringing to an end an eventful seven days for the club. They are facing possible disciplinary actions over the unacceptable pitch conditions during their match with Barcelona on Saturday evening.
The pitch was re-laid four days before the fixture and in the immediate aftermath of the 1-0 defeat, Barcelona players complained about how the standard of the pitch could cause a serious risk of injury. Two days later, a gas leak occurred in the stadium, causing the building to evacuate.