Call this one the rumor that refuses to die. I'm hanging out with a friend, sipping on some Guinness and see that somehow soccer has made on the ESPN news crawl. My interested piqued as I waited 15 minutes before the soccer story was replayed across the bottom of the screen.
The message said Cristiano Ronaldo had reached a personal agreement to join Real Madrid according to a Spanish media outlet. The report states that Ronaldo has made a "secret pact" with Madrid president Ramon Calderon and that they will buy him for €85 million. ($112 million U.S.)