MX23RW : Monday, February 18 23:38:30

Florentino Perez: 'Cristiano Ronaldo sale was for the best'

Perez: 'Ronaldo sale was for the best'
© Reuters
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez claims that selling Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus this summer was for the best and insists that it was a unanimous decision.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has claimed that selling Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus this summer was the best thing for the club.

Ronaldo rewrote the history books during his nine-year stay in the Spanish capital, ending his time at the Bernabeu as Madrid's leading all-time scorer with 450 goals in just 438 games.

However, he joined Italian giants Juventus in a deal worth almost £100m during the summer, and Perez admitted that the nine-figure sum was too good to turn down.

"The most expensive sale this year has been Cristiano," the Madrid president told reporters.

"When we all believe that the best thing is this that has happened, we reach an agreement. At Madrid nobody gave more than €100m.

"He wanted to go by subjects people and the most that has gone has been for that amount, we have not had many more offers."

Ronaldo has since scored two goals in his first five appearances for Juventus, and was sent off on his Champions League debut for the club on Wednesday night.


Click here for more stories about Florentino Perez

Click here for more stories about Real Madrid

Share this article now:
Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo leaves the field in tears after being sent off during his side's Champions League clash with Valencia on September 19, 2018
Read Next:
Ronaldo 'confident of facing Man United'
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City27212474205465
2Liverpool26205159154465
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs26200654252960
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd26156552351751
5Arsenal26155653371650
6Chelsea26155645291650
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2611693433139
8Watford2610793434037
9Everton2796123639-333
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2696113239-733
11Bournemouth26103133747-1033
12Leicester CityLeicester2695123134-332
13Crystal Palace2676132734-727
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2676132839-1127
15Burnley2676132947-1827
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2667132234-1225
17Cardiff CityCardiff2674152447-2325
18Southampton2659122844-1624
19Fulham2645172558-3317
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2625191448-3411

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account