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01.03.2009 Football News

Luis Figo tells Ronaldo It's time to move to Real Madrid


Luis Figo has reportedly advised Cristiano Ronaldo that he has fulfilled his ambitions at Manchester United and should now move to Real Madrid for the sake of his career.

The Portuguese international has repeatedly been linked with a move to the Bernabeu, yet despite all speculation to the contrary he remains at Old Trafford.

However, compatriot Figo has insisted Ronaldo has little left to achieve in England and should now move to Spain to fulfil his remaining ambitions in the game.

Speaking to Marca, Figo said, “Real Madrid is the most important club in the world, the best club in the world.

“I think Ronaldo has already wrapped up a stage at United.

“He has won everything he can with the English club, which is another great club, but he should have other goals now, other ambitions, and Real Madrid would allow him to achieve more importance, more relevancy.

“That is what I have told him. I don't know what he thinks now.”

Of course, Figo spent five years at Real, controversially moving to Madrid from rivals Barcelona, and won two league titles and the Champions League with Los Merengues.

The 36-year-old has since moved to Inter, United's opponents in the Champions League, the two teams meeting on Tuesday night and sharing a goalless draw in their first-leg encounter at San Siro.

Figo and Ronaldo will therefore come head-to-head again at Old Trafford next week as the clubs renew hostilities for the return clash.