Luis Figo, with Florentino Pérez and Alfredo Di Stéfano 20 years ago

20 YEARS OF THE SIGNING

Figo remembers the day when 'betrayed' to the Barça to go to Madrid

Published:24/07/2020 - 20:05h

Updated:24/07/2020 - 20:05h

Through the social media, Luis Figo has remembered the 20 years that have fulfilled of the day in that was presented like signing of the Real Madrid, after abandoning to the Barça

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It does precisely 20 years, the big star of the FC Barcelona then, Luis Figo, took the decision to leave the Camp Nou to leave to the eternal rival, starring one of the most sounded signings of the history of the football. 10.000 million pesetas (around 60 million euros) turned him into one of the traspasos more expensive of the world, leaving to the Barça without his big referent and propiciando the dark years that were for coming.

Now that LaLiga has remembered through his social networks the 20 years that have fulfilled of the operation, Luis Figo has not doubted in sharing the 'tweet' writing the following: "As it happens the time". In the message published by LaLiga rememoraba his presentation with the T-shirt of the Real Madrid, with the dorsal 10 to the back and at the side of Florentino Pérez and Alfredo Gave Stéfano, then president of honour of the Real Madrid.

Florentino Pérez, recently appointed in those times like president of the Real Madrid, took the decision to execute the clause of rescission of Luis Figo to carry it to Santiago Bernabéu and begin like this the call was of the 'galactic', before they arrived other signings sounded like the ones of Ronaldo Nazário and David Beckham in the back summers.

It fits to remember that the movement of Florentino Pérez with Figo caused a wave of indignation between the fans culé, that did not doubt to the hour to accuse to Figo of betrayer and pesetero, after days before had engaged publicly to be followed in the Camp Nou. From this moment, his recibimientos every time that stepped the sanctuary blaugrana with the T-shirt merengue happened to the history of the rivalry between Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Over time, the Barça did stronger

Episodes like the one of the 'cochinillo' on the green of the Camp Nou did famous all over the world, and put even more spicy to an antagonism that continues to day of today between both teams, although of form something more relaxed and after having happened other chapters convulsos like the period of Guardiola and Mourinho in the respective benches.

As well it says Figo, the time happens very quickly. And in these 20 years, can say that the FC Barcelona has resurgido (although it took some years) with the hatching of stars like Ronaldinho, Xavi, Iniesta, Eto'or, Luis Suárez and, especially, Leo Messi. At the end, the sale of Figo to the Real Madrid neither was so catastrophic for a club, the Barça, that did much stronger in the long run. And that follows competing by everything.

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