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Ronaldo is an asset to Valladolid, says mayor

Ronaldo is an asset to Valladolid, says mayor

The Major of Valladolid has said Ronaldo’s planned take-over of the club is a good thing and that he will bring a lot to the La Liga side.


“He is a sports world icon and the operation seems interesting,” Valladolid mayor Oscar Puente is reported as saying by ESPN FC.

“Along with Michael Jordan, he is the only person that has a lifetime contract with Nike. It would bring a lot of value to Valladolid.”

Former Barcelona and Real Madrid striker Ronaldo has now completed his take-over of 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.

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.

Ronaldo’s arrival could now lead to a change in financial backing at the club, with a number of players already linked to join him at the club in the January transfer window.

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Valladolid sit on one point after three games this season and they have failed to score a single goal thus far, in the mean-time – conceding just one in the mean-time – to Barcelona last weekend.