Cristiano Ronaldo says he has decided to leave Real Madrid this summer because club president Florentino Perez has always considered it a way to make money.
“I felt inside the club, especially from the president, that I was no longer considered to be at the beginning. The truth is that the president wanted me, but at the same time, he let me know that my departure would not be a problem. He has only ever looked at me as a business relationship. I know it. What he said to me did not come from the heart. The first four or five years, I had the feeling of being Cristiano Ronaldo. Less after, “said the Portuguese in an interview with France Football.
The Portuguese, 33, signed with Juventus last July for a total of 100 million euros.
“That’s what made me think about the possibility of leaving. Sometimes I looked at the news, where people said I was asking to leave. There was a bit of that, but the truth is that I felt like the president would not hold me back. “
Contrary to the rumors circulating, the fivefold Golden Ball never left Real because of the money.
“If everything had been a question of money, I would have gone to China, where I would have won five times more. I did not come to Juve for money. I won the same thing in Madrid, if not more, but the difference is that at Juve, they really wanted me. They told me and were clear. “
“I have accomplished a lot of good things in Madrid and spent incredible moments, which I will always remember, with very valuable teammates. The fans, too. But I think after nine years there, it was time for me to change clubs and move, “ he said.
Real Madrid have had a difficult season since Ronaldo’s departure and coach Julen Lopetegui has been sacked after several defeats in La Liga.