The folly of Florentino Perez’s decision to sell the club’s all-time leading scorer has been exposed, with one coach sacked and another struggling
Perhaps in the end Cristiano Ronaldo was actually underrated. In the corridors of power at Real Madrid there was a lack of urgency and desire to replace the Portuguese star when he left to join Juventus in July.
By the time Madrid’s all-time top goalscorer walked away from the Santiago Bernabeu, it was too late. Over the past few years president Florentino Perez and Ronaldo had not seen eye-to-eye, certainly on the striker’s worth to Madrid.
The relationship deteriorated and Ronaldo eventually decided the time had come to depart, ending a nine-year spell at the club. Now the second top goalscorer in Italy with 10 goals, he is thriving in Serie A.