Why do Real treat their stars so harshly?

Why do Real treat their stars so harshly?

Claude Makelele has revealed how Real Madrid forced him out of the Bernabeu.

“During this time I had two years left on my contract, after we won our first La Liga title,” Makélélé told Stadium Astro.

“Afterwards, the club president [Florentino Lopez] said to me ‘maybe we’ll renew your contact for another year’.

“I said it would be my pleasure.

“He said ‘it won’t be what we give [Zinedine] Zidane’ but I didn’t care.

“I shook his hand at every single game. I spoke to the President and said ‘when I come back, I’ll sign my contract’.

“‘Yes, no problem’, he replied.”

The club then signed [David] Beckham and even more of the ‘Galacticos’,” continued Makélélé.

“When we came back, I got my manager to see the President for my new contract.

“But he said there was no money left after signing Beckham.”

“He [Valdano] came to talk to me a little too aggressively,” added Makélélé.

“‘What are you thinking? You should be playing at Real Madrid for free’.

“He said ‘if you want to move, find us a team that will pay €15m for you’.

“Five teams made big offers – I didn’t want any problems.

“But Real denied any offers, so I went to the manager.

“I said ‘I’ve got a problem now. I don’t want to play here anymore – the club doesn’t respect me’.

“I wanted my team-mates to know the story because I was going to fight the club.”

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