Ronaldo’s departure from Real Madrid: English media outlet Daily Telegraph has revealed that the club sold Ronaldo to prevent financial loss.
Cristiano Ronaldo left Real Madrid in a stunning 100 million euros deal in the summer transfer window last year.
The move shocked many, and Ronaldo stated later that his relationship with Real Madrid’s president Florentino Perez deteriorated, which triggered his decision to move to Juventus.
Ronaldo has enjoyed his life in Turin so far, but Real Madrid have had fair share of struggles after his departure, as well as the resignation of Zinedine Zidane. The side endured their worst goalless run in club’s history this season, and eventually parted ways with Zidane’s successor, Julen Lopetegui.
However, their season is slowly returning to track after Real Madrid lifted the Club World Cup under Santiago Solari.
Daily Telegraph, meanwhile, has revealed that the real reason behind Ronaldo’s stunning departure from Real Madrid is, in fact, the prevention of financial loss.
Ronaldo’s departure from Real Madrid:
According to the Daily Telegraph, Real Madrid would have to face a huge financial burden in an alternate scenario.
“Without his €100 million sale to Juventus, which also wiped out his €42 million annual wages, Madrid would be posting a €87 million loss rather than a €43 million profit,” the Telegraph’s Sam Wallace wrote.
Cristiano Ronaldo on his arrival at Juventus “I was fantastically welcomed. By everyone: the team, the staff & all the employees at the club. And by all the people in the city [Turin]. My family & I are really happy here.” pic.twitter.com/UnLfJFIH68
— Tarek Khatib (@ADP1113) January 2, 2019
🇵🇹 Cristiano Ronaldo in 2018:
🏟 53 Games
⚽️ 49 Goals
🎯 13 Assists
🏆 Champions League
🏅 FIFPro World XI
🥈 Ballon d’Or
✍️ €100m move to Juventus
🎉 400 career goals in 🇪🇺 top 5 leagues
😲 Real Madrid’s top goalscorer, despite leaving in July
G.O.A.T 🔥 pic.twitter.com/2v86xbqIUF
— Football Factly (@FootballFactly) January 1, 2019
“The accounting impact of replacing Ronaldo with the Dominican Republic striker Mariano, re-signed from Lyon, is €96 million: Mariano cost €20 million, spread over five years, making his book cost this year just €4 million.
“He earns €34 million annually less than Ronaldo, altogether lifting €130 million off the costs.”
In an interview with France Football in October, Ronaldo stated that his fall-out in the relationship with Florentino Perez was key to his decision to leave the side.
“I felt it inside the club, especially from the president, that they no longer considered me the same way that they did in the start,” said Ronaldo.
Just a reminder that Real Madrid’s highest goalscorer for the year 2018 is still Cristiano Ronaldo with 28 goals. He last played for Madrid 7 months ago.
He is also Juventus’ highest goalscore for the current season with 15 goals. More of this in 2019 please. Greatness galore
— Kelvin Odanz (@Kelvin_Odanz) December 31, 2018
“In the first four or five years there I had the feeling of being ‘Cristiano Ronaldo’. Less afterwards. The president looked at me through eyes that didn’t want to say the same thing, as if I was no longer indispensable to them, if you know what I mean.”