What’s striking about the Ronaldo deal is that it’s for 4 yrs.
he is 33
That’s some wedge for a player if that age.
Regardless, his stats are ridiculous
My issue with Ronaldo and why I have always preferred Messi as a player is that Christiano to me is a total athlete. A trained and perfectly created athlete that has become one of the best players of all time.
Messi is a pure footballer of the highest quality. Utter instinctual genius.
Regardless, kind of impressed with him for taking the move and I bet Madrid are glad to be able to start again with a new and younger brand player for the long term.
Ronaldo’s move will be the start of a very high spending window. I can see a lot of top players moving around now.
Obviously used to hate him because of his ties with the mancs but as time has gone on I've become to appreciate what a player he is.
I hate the whole messi/Ronaldo debate. How can anybody say another player is better than messi? Or how can anybody say another player is better than Ronaldo. They're both freaks who are right at the top of their game.
For me Ronaldo is more of an all round footballer than messi. For a start, he's stronger with his weaker foot and he's better in the air too. He literally doesn't have a weakness he's like a robot.
Messi on the other hand understands the game more and he's always 1, 2, 3 steps ahead of his opponent. The way he brings his teammates into the game is an absolute joy to watch too.
Back to Ronaldo. I'm pleased he's gone to juve and I respect him more for that. Even though he's still on huge wedge, I read before that he could have moved to china for 4X the amount in wages etc.
He's obviously still competitive and moving to a team who is dominant in a slower league will help him keep his personal numbers/stats up as he moves towards the end of his career.