Could it actually happen? Is Cristiano Ronaldo, a five-time Ballon d’Or winner and one of the greatest players the world has ever seen getting ready to leave Real Madrid after nine seasons and sign for Juventus of Italy?
Only minutes after Real Madrid won a third straight UEFA Champions League, Cristiano Ronaldo stunned the soccer world with his past-tense comment that “it has been great being at Madrid.”
The rumor mill went into top gear, not for the first time, with Ronaldo being linked to the likes of PSG and Manchester United. But this was a movie we have seen before and it always finished with more money for Ronaldo and Real Madrid fawning over how he is irreplaceable and how he will be forever a Madridista.
A couple of days after the Champions League win over Liverpool I wrote a column arguing that Real Madrid fans should not worry as there were far more reasons why #CR7 would opt to stay than leave.
But things change and now I am not so sure that when the 2018/19 season kicks-off that Ronaldo will be wearing a Real Madrid strip.