In 2000, the president Florentino Pérez has created all should one of the most controversial deal in history. Real Madrid successfully recruited from rival Luis Figo Barcelona for 66 million euros. That is the charge of breach of contract midfielder Portugal and the Camp Nou.
Luis Figo moved to Real Madrid from Barcelona in 2000
To do this, Real Madrid need to obtain the consent of Figo himself. This sparked speculation "bosses" Perez "go night" with legendary Portugal. Remember, Figo then are considered "living god 'in Barcelona.
Portugal midfielder is everyone at Catalunya beloved parish. From fans to teammates as Pep Guardiola also think "Figo was born is for Barcelona". However, the truth was not so and bitter than Figo moved to implacable opponents, Real Madrid.
Since the moment to put on his white shirt, Figo became the "Judas" in the eyes of those who love Barcelona. "Have as much, as much pain" all the criticism, all towards the Portuguese midfield and culminates head thrown towards Figo pigs at the Nou Camp in 2002. The El Clasico from this year, the Super classic matches always being pushed to extreme stress.
In a recent interview with Fabio Cannavaro, Figo explained the decision then. "It was an extremely difficult decision for me. Go to the Real means that I have to break up with the city has given me so much.
But when you are not recognized what I did, then you should think about the offer of a different team. Actually, the big clubs are the same and the only difference lies in the leaders. Real Madrid new well to replace the president and everything is new, but people here have helped me. "
Louis Van Gaal and Joan Gaspart, two causes of the Figo to leave Barça?
Figo's answer is not so obvious, but link these events will see the whole picture. Summer 2000, Joan Gaspart almost certainly win the Barca president (actually happening so).
It had absolutely no trust Figo and 3 years of rule in Barcelona, Gaspart did not bring a trophy more about the club. In addition, the Barcelona coach Louis Van Gaal when it is expressed as continuous dictatorship recruit fellow Figo makes pinched.
Portugal midfielder revealed fact, only met Florentino Perez exactly once before signing the contract and denied that "go the night". The fact also proves Figo's decision was justified. In 5 years playing for Real Madrid midfielder has achieved much success and was rated as one of the best foreign player in the history of "white vultures".