ESPN Espana have produced a possible reason beyond the purely ‘futbolistico’ for Real Madrid’s loan signing of Man United’s Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez.
Let’s get it straight: even without this conspiracy theory, Madrid taking a Man United reserve on loan, when they’d been in for Falcao, was highly curious to say the least.
It goes like this: Yesterday, Thursday September 18th, Florentino Perez’s construction company ACS sealed a deal worth €432 million to build 4 hydro-electric plants, and renovate 5 hydrodesulphurizer units, in Tula, Mexico.
This comes just 2 weeks after Madrid’s unexpected, and barely explicable loan signing of Chicharito, so the Spanish media have put 2 and 2 together and gotten 5.
Why would taking Chicharito to Real Madrid influence a business deal? Because he’s the Lionel Messi of Mexico, the undisputed ‘crack’ and idol of the people; a huge coup for the whole country of Mexico.
And for Madrid: a new market for shirt sales in a country of 118 million; you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours.
But it’s not an isolated suspicion: ESPN add that in June, Perez’s company entered Colombia to negotiate a 25 year deal to build a mega highway, ‘Conexion Pacifico’, the contract for which was completed last week, to the tune of 700 million euros.
In the meantime, of course, Madrid signed Colombian idol James Rodriguez, who Perez yesterday admitted he didn’t know much about, and that he was signed on the back of his ‘good World Cup’.
Who knows, it’s probably just two massive coincidences…