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Luis Figo Quotes

"At least I think it's impossible to imagine the club could have done any better in strengthening the squad. At this level it's not enough just to sign new players; they have to beplayers who make a difference - especially for us in a very significant season with the club's birthday coming up."

"I really did not think much about the size of the transfer fee when I left Barcelona because it was all down to market forces, not me."

"I would have been thrilled to play alongside Rui Costa at Madrid. I am sure he will win things with Milan. I just wish he could have won things with Madrid, instead."

"If we win trophies then I suppose we draw more fans and the club is more successful commercially. But it's not up to me to do the sums."

"Our president has always said it was his intention to sign the world's best players - and he believes it makes good business sense."

"Regaining the Champions Cup is not going to be easy."

"Some of the fans here were not too sure about their club signing a player from their biggest rivals. Fortunately, we had a great season and won the League title for the first time in four years. Now, I think, everyone can say it was good business."

"There was interest from clubs in Italy and England, I believe. But I've never been attracted by the way they play in Italy. Staying in Spain was always my preference."

"When I left Barcelona, staying in Spain was an important factor in my decision to join Madrid. I did not have to change country or learn a new language, adopt a different sort of lifestyle, and so on."

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