- Match Analysis
Cristiano Ronaldo completed a reported €112 million move from Real Madrid to Juventus this summer, signing a 4 year deal. He pockets around €30 million per season.
The Portugal International ended a successful 9 year spell with the Spanish side after joining them from Manchester United for a world record transfer fee at the time of £80 million. He was their main man since joining them, scoring 451 in 438 games and left as their top goal scorer.
He won LaLiga twice, two Copa del Reys and has also helped the club to four Champions League trophies, along with the FIFA Club World Cup three times and the UEFA Super Cup twice.
The Portuguese winger’s future was in doubt since the Champions League final against Liverpool back in May. He spoke about the club in the past tense after that game when he said: “We will talk in the future. It’s been really beautiful to play for Real Madrid. I’ll give a response in the coming days.”
Though the La Liga giants failed to find a replacement for him before the transfer deadline, they have started the campaign strongly. They are still unbeaten in the league, winning 3 and drawing 1 so far and are currently second on the table.
Former Barcelona and current Paris-Saint Germain star Dani Alves believes Real Madrid are more stronger without Ronaldo and believes losing the that focal point could turn them into a better team.
“I think that, contrary to what everybody else says, Madrid are more of a team without Cristiano, and now it’s a little more difficult than it was before – at least because of how I see football and my concept of this game,” he explained to Marca.
“Though it’s obvious that him leaving is a brutal loss, Madrid are Madrid.”