I don't know why you guys are hating on Brazil Ronaldo so much. When in his prime he was an amazing scorer. He wasn't an all around player but was fun to watch nonetheless...
A transfer fee usually "buys out" a contract between a player and his team. Its only made after the player agrees to a contract with the new team. C. Ronaldo's agent signed a deal for him to play for Real last summer, with a huge fee if Real Madrid didn't free him from Manchester United (about US $24 million). The wheels of the whole deal are greased by the players agent, who gets a cut of the transfer deal, bribes to team managers are not uncommon in order to make a transfer happen.
The English teams, especially Arsenal and Manchester United, are more likely to buy younger players and train them for years before selling them. Real Madrid and other big continental european teams will pay huge prices for older proven players. United bought Beckham for next to nothing as a teenager and kept him for about ten years before selling him to Madrid for 35M English pounds. They bought then 17 year-old C. Ronaldo that summer for 17M English pounds, six years later they sell C. Ronaldo for 80M English pounds and they will buy some new players this summer and next with the funds.
Who says you can't tyr and but a championship. I don't see Ronaldo rejecting this I really don't think he liked his time the last month or so with Man U and wanted out so this maybe good for both
The player and any agents/handlers he has also often get a percentage of the transfer fee. I think a fairly typical percentage for the player and reps to get is about 20% of the total fee. However, it all varies deal to deal and can be quite different from that as well.
he probably hooked up with paris hilton too. hes hitting all the stops on his la vacation
Ronaldo scores with Paris Hilton in LA night club | The Sun |Showbiz|Bizarre
Good riddance Ronaldo, your antics will go well in the la liga.... Oh and real madrid isnt the yankees of the europe. that would be chelsea.
The total of the transfer fee the the player and agents get combined is typically around 20%. And yes you are right most of the time a majority of that goes to the player. However, sometimes an agent/handler/3rd party gets a fair chunk in European football transfers. It is a lot more variable than the way things are handled in american sports and sometimes transfers can have some very strange terms.
Oh this will be interestin to see how Man Utd. stacks up next year if he leaves, because there goes a lot of goal production, but this probably means Tevez will stay. This will be a year for Arsenal to catch back up, Liverpool will probably be the favorites for next year.