Ancelotti: Ronaldo’s decision to join Juventus was a mistake

Napoli coach, Carlo Ancelotti finally commented on the decision of his former Real Madrid player, Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus in the summer transfer market. According to Don Carletto, Ronaldo did make Italy’s Serie A image back up, and with a joking tone, Ronaldo’s decision to join Juventus was a big mistake for Ancelotti.

As is known, Cristiano Ronaldo surprised European media in the transfer market last summer, by deciding to leave Real Madrid, which he had bought for the past 9 years. Ronaldo chose to move to Italian Serie A by defending Juventus. According to the news, the agreement between Juventus and Real Madrid in this transfer reached 112 million Euros.

Reportedly, Cristiano Ronaldo agreed to a 4-year contract in Turin, with a salary of 30 million Euros per season. Apart from the amount of money Juventus spent on landing the 33-year-old, many people thought that this transfer was very profitable for the defending champions Serie A Italy, in terms of financial and in terms of football.

Because, the presence of Ronaldo invited the arrival of new sponsors, increasing Jersey sales and match tickets of course. Whereas on the side of football, Cristiano Ronaldo is still productive, although indeed his age is no longer young. Not only that, for Serie A Italy, the presence of Crisitano Ronaldo was also profitable, the popularity and image of the competition rose sharply.

This is also recognized by Carlo Ancelotti, a former Real Madrid coach who now handles Napoli. According to him, the presence of Ronaldo in the Italian Serie A raised the image of competition again.

“The arrival of Cristiano is a good sign for the image of Serie A. For a long time Serie A was known as the league of stars. Diego Maradona, Michel Platini, Zico, Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo, Andriy Shevchenko, Kaka, Zlatan Ibrahimovic … that was the last time that happened a decade ago. The arrival of Ronaldo will restore the reputation of Serie A.”

“Cristiano is a great professional. The only his mistake is joining Juventus! ” joked by the figure who had been Ronaldo’s boss at Real Madrid.

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