Reports have emerged on why Portuguese captain, Cristiano Ronaldo made the decision to leave Real Madrid for Juventus.
Marca reports that the 33-year-old decided to leave the Santiago Bernabeu back in January 2018 after feeling he was no longer valued and appreciated by the club.
According to the Spanish newspaper, Real also made the decision back in January that they would accept an offer of just £88million for Ronaldo, a tenth of his release clause which enraged the forward.
The report also claimed that the ex-Manchester United star has had a bad relationship with Real for some time, having grown frustrated with the lack of support he received from the club last summer over his tax case.
It added that Ronaldo has also wanted a new contract that puts his salary more in line with the massive wages PSG and Barcelona now pay Neymar and Lionel Messi respectively, though president Florentino Perez has been reluctant to extend Ronaldo’s already lucrative deal.
Upon finding out, Ronaldo was quoted as saying, “If I’m only worth €100m (£88m), it’s because they don’t love me.”
Ronaldo looks set to leave the Los Blancos this summer after nine successful seasons in the Spanish capital, with Juventus working on an £88m deal to bring the forward to Turin.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s £88m move to Juventus looks to be happening. He will take Juan Cuadrado’s number 7 shirt. (Source: BeIN Sports) pic.twitter.com/wAMIG5IOMx
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A former managing director of Juventus football club, Luciano Moggi had opened up on the Italian giants’ move to sign Ronaldo this summer.