Madrid press: King Midas losses his aura

Madrid press: King Midas losses his aura


As emphasizes on its front page the fact that Florentino Perez has failed to sign Neymar Da Silva, perhaps the most promising football star at the moment, who has reached a five-year agreement with Barcelona.

The Madrid sports daily compares Perez with Greek mythology character King Midas, showing a picture of every international star he has brought to the Bernabeu when he has been in charge.

From 2000 to 2003, he signed one every year: Luis Figo, Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo Nazario and David Beckham. And in his second period as president, he signed Cristiano Ronaldo and Kaka in 2009.

However, this year, with the elections to be held in just a few days, Perez has not confirmed he has reached any deal with any player.

Madrid newspapers also highlight the fact that Cristiano Ronaldo missed yesterday’s La Liga game against Real Sociedad due to back problems. “Mourinho brought Cristiano to San Sebastian to leave him at the stands”, says As. “Ronaldo left at half time to travel to Portugal”, claims Marca.