HE WAS THE MOST EXPENSIVE SIGNING
Figo: "When I played, I didn't think if it cost sixty, forty or thirty"
Published:18/02/2020 - 01:13h
Updated:18/02/2020 - 01:13h
Florentino Pérez won the elections to the presidency of the Real Madrid in his first stage promising the signing of Luis Figo, that finally turned into the most expensive of the history in this moment. Something that did not affect to the luso
The signing of Luis Figo by the Real Madrid in the year 2000 is considered one of the greater betrayals futbolísticas of the history. The Portuguese player, that carried five seasons in the Barcelona team, signed a draft agreement with Florentino Pérez in which if the current white president won the elections, Figo had to leave to the white group in return of the payment of his clause.
Unexpectedly, Florentino Pérez won them to him to Lorenzo Sanz that came to conquer the Glass of Europe, by what Luis Figo had to go to the Real Madrid or indemnify to Florentino with 35 million euros. The Portuguese, in spite of that arrepintió of his decision, saw forced to go to the eternal rival being repudiated for life by the fans of the FC Barcelona.
"It would put a bit but favourite to the Madrid that to the Barça"
Although, this yes, left 60 million euros in the arks culés, turning into the most expensive signing of the history in this moment. Something that, according to his statements in the previous of the Prizes Laureus 2020 celebrated in Berlin, did not affect him in his performance with the white group as, for example, yes seems to have affected to players like Paul Pogba, Philippe Coutinho or Ousmane Dembélé.
"Pressure to do what had to do did not have, although the label of the most expensive transfer of the world always accompanies you. But when it was playing it was not thinking if it cost sixty, forty or thirty. You do not think it", adding, on the traspaso, that "can be that it was a point in the market that until here had not happened , but anybody would say that from this moment would move the figures that move today, I at least did not say it. And it follows increasing. It was a starting point".
The favourites of Figo
Figo, ex Barcelona and ex madridista, spoke also about the Classical that will measure the next day 1 March FC Barcelona and Real Madrid in to Santiago Bernabéu. "It would put a bit but favourite to the Madrid because it plays home. It is a factor in favour. But in the derbis all can happen. It gives the same who is better or worse, said".
In LaLiga, ensured that it does not see a clear favourite: "it Remains a lot. This changes so much of week by week... They remain three months of competition and the difference is not at all. In the last years always is between Barcelona and Madrid and this will not be different". In Champions League, believes in the Liverpool: "I See to the Liverpool strong, but this is a career that depends no only of how are in the moment, does not explain a lot of what have done previously. All the teams theoretically favourites are in the straight final and all can happen".