After a long period of silence, finally the Portuguese mega star, Cristiano Ronaldo spoke up about the main reason behind his decision to leave Real Madrid in the summer transfer window. Recognized by the 33-year-old figure, he no longer felt valued in Los Blancos as President Florentino Perez only saw it as a business field, no longer an important player. Juventus on the one hand clearly want it to be an important player in the team.
After nine full years of success at Santiago Bernabeu, Cristiano Ronaldo surprisingly decided to leave last summer. There is a lot of speculation that has arisen related to the mega star’s decision, starting from tax evasion cases, salary increases rejected by Real Madrid, and several other reasons. But Ronaldo himself did not want to talk about the exact reasons for leaving the Santiago Bernabeu, which clearly he agreed to move to Juventus after reaching a deal worth 112 million Euros between the two clubs.
Ronaldo then agreed on a 4-year contract in Turin with a salary of 30 million Euros per season. Recently, Ronaldo was willing to talk about the reason for leaving Real Madrid, and it was confirmed that it was not about money, because the fact was he could get a much higher salary if he left China.
“He [Perez] only looked at me as a business relationship. I know it. What he said to me never came from the heart. I felt that in the club, especially from the president, if they no longer considered me as they did at the beginning. In the first four or five years there, I had the feeling of being ‘Cristiano Ronaldo’. Not after that.”
“If it’s all about money, I will move to China, where I can get five times more than here [at Juventus] or at Real. I did not come to Juventus for money. I get the same in Madrid, if not more. The difference is at Juventus, they really want me. They say that and it’s clear. They showed me that,” told Ronaldo to France Football.
The departure of Cristiano Ronaldo is a pity for a number of parties even more so the fact that Real Madrid was directly in crisis at the start of this season, the latest they were finished by the main rivals, Barcelona with a landslide score of 1-5.