Following Real Madrid’s Champions League final win at the end of last season, Ronaldo’s comments on his future leading elsewhere has ensured there has been a lot of speculation surrounding the Portuguese international. With the player flirting with the possibility of leaving the Spanish capital for a few seasons now.
This week Serie A giants Juventus have confirmed the signing of the Portuguese player for a reported fee of around £105m, according to Sky Sources. A fee which for a player of his standard is relatively cheap however, giving that he is now 33 years of age that is considerably high.
Why does it benefit Real Madrid?
With Real Madrid set to enter a new era under new boss Julen Lopetegui, it is clear that the former Spanish coach will bring his own ideas of how he wants the team to play. With Ronaldo’s move confirmed this week he now has an additional £105m to reinvest with a possible approach of Eden Hazard on the cards. However, the possible move of Ronaldo not only could see new players come in but players already at the club step up. One example being Gareth Bale who has had a mixed time in the Spanish capital and although has been involved in Real Madrid’s European success, has not fully won over some Spanish supporters.
Why does it benefit Juventus?
Not only have Juventus signed a world-class player in Cristiano Ronaldo but by paying £105m they know full well it’s more of an investment. The commercial money they’ll make back from having him as part of their squad will rise way over the fee paid for him, even if the player didn’t see out his four-year contract. Juventus in recent years have dominated the Serie A, as well as the Italian domestic cups but have failed short in recent years with their progression in the Champions League appearing in one final. However, Ronaldo brings not only experience within the competition but also victory, as Real Madrid have won the last three Champions Leagues. Could we be about to see a change in fortune for the Italian club in the Champions League?
Why does this move benefit Ronaldo himself?
Although the player is now 33-years-old, the attacker is still on the top of his game and has plenty more to offer. We’ve seen players such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney make the switch to the MLS in the last year but Ronaldo’s performances in the last 12 months suggest that he is far from a player coming to the end of his career and still has that drive to win trophies at the highest level.
Not only does he have the chance to win trophies but it’s also a chance to expand what some people now believe him to be as a brand, potentially securing more sponsorship deals than ever before.
Do you feel this was the right move for the Portuguese captain? If not, where would you have liked to have seen him move to? And who do you feel will come to The Bernabeu to replace him? Let us know by commenting below or tweeting us at @AllOutFootball_ with the hashtag #AOF!