Blatter wades into Ronaldo row

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FIFA president Sepp Blatter believes Cristiano Ronaldo should be allowed to leave Manchester United for Real Madrid if he so desires, criticising a trend towards "modern slavery" in football.

The Portugal winger is one of the hottest properties in the sport after a superb season at Old Trafford last term and speculation about a move to the Spanish side has dominated the summer´s transfer gossip.

"The important thing is, we should also protect the player," he told Sky News. "If the player wants to play somewhere else, then a solution should be found because if he stays in a club where he does not feel comfortable to play then it´s not good for the player and for the club. I´m always in favour of protecting the player and if the player, he wants to leave, let him leave."

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