Valladolid go on a terrible run without wins or goals, their worst spell since Ronaldo took over. And things look to be going from bad to worse when the winter transfer window opens and the big clubs threaten to pay Mohamed Salisu’s buy-out clause. Ronaldo takes a keen interest in the transfer window and is in regular contact with sporting director Miguel Ángel Gómez. The Brazilian is reminded of his biggest moves during his playing days, the most controversial being the transfer from Barça to Inter after setting the Camp Nou alight in the 1996/97 campaign. Despite Valladolid’s poor results on the pitch there seems to be good news at last... former PSG and France forward Hatem Ben Arfa is flown in for a secret meeting with the Valladolid club directors.