Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has
opened up on why the club were happy to sell
Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus. The Portugal
international had been at the club for nine
years, and guided Los Blancos to a sensational
four Champions League crowns during his time
in Spain’s capital.
But in the summer he joined Juventus is a deal
worth €105million, following Zinedine Zidane out
the door of the historic club, after he stepped
down as boss.
The transfer was a surprising one given
Ronaldo’s brilliance, and the fact he played such
a major role in their most recent Champions
He is getting on in age, now 33, but still has a
lot to offer and is undoubtedly a miss. But
Perez, looking at the situation from a financial
point of view, sees things a little differently.
He explained how the huge offer from Juventus
meant that selling Ronaldo was the ‘best thing
that happened’, claiming he didn’t expect to
make more than €100million for his services.
“When we all believe that the best thing is this
that has happened, we reach an agreement. At
Madrid nobody gave more than €100million.
“He wanted to go by subjects people and the
most that has gone has been for that amount, we
have not had many more offers.”