When did Cristiano Ronaldo decide to leave Real Madrid? The 2018 UEFA Champions League? The moment he felt he was not treated well? Lets take you through the moments.
After the UEFA Chamions League final
“It’s been really nice being at Real Madrid,” was the exact statement made by the Bernebeu legend after the UEFA Champions League finals in which Real Madrid outclassed Liverpool. Was he satisfied with his achievements in Spain?
Possible feud with Club President
It has been widely reported that Ronaldo had been upset with president Florentino Perez for promising him a new contract after the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League but never sticking to his word after the superstar’s slow start to the 2017/18 campaign.
And in January 2018 Real decided to agree to let him leave in case an offer worth €100 million would arrive. It was a gesture to try and make him happy, but he saw it as an insult, Marca reported.
“If I’m worth 100 million Euros it’s that why they don’t love me,” he said in January.
Marca claim it was this moment when Ronaldo decided to quit Real, seeing the devaluation by the club from his €1 billion (R15.5 billion) release clause to the €100 million as an insult.
On 10 July, Ronaldo’s Madrid chapter ended and his Juventus reign started. So far, he has lifted 28 trophies throughout his career, 16 of them at Los Blancos.