重庆时时彩开奖号码:Cristiano Ronaldo’s high-profile move has been slammed

CRISTIANO Ronaldo’s move has been met with backlash from a former Real Madrid boss and could set off a domino effect.

Aaron Fowler
Sky SportsJuly 17, 20187:36pm

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Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo surrounded by photographs looks on as he greets supporters outside the Juventus medical center at the Alliance stadium in Turin on July 16, 2018. Cristiano Ronaldo arrived in Turin ahead of his official unveiling as Juventus' superstar summer signing on July 17. / AFP PHOTO / Isabella BonottoSource:AFP

Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has criticised the club’s decision to sell Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus, labelling it a “historic error”.

Calderon was president of the La Liga giants when they signed Ronaldo from Manchester United in 2009 for a then-world-record fee of $142m (AUD).

Ronaldo won four Champions Leagues, two La Liga titles and two Copa del Rey trophies with Real Madrid, but it was confirmed last week that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner would be joining Juventus, for a fee Sky sources understand to be $187m.

Juventus will unveil Ronaldo, speaking to Spanish newspaper Diario AS, Calderon said: “It’s very sad that they have sold a player like Cristiano Ronaldo, it’s a real pity.

“With what it cost me to sign him, the effort that we made to bring him to Madrid …. Manchester (United) did not want to sell home and it was very difficult.

“And now they have sold him. There isn’t a player who scores 60 goals a year for you and is worth to you $157m.”

The 67-year-old Calderon went on to explain he believes the fee received for Ronaldo was too low.

He said: “Selling Cristiano is not good news, either for 100 million or a billion. But it is true that we put a clause of a billion euros to discourage those interested in him in the future, but at the same time, to show that there was no other player like him.

“It’s a historic error.”


Ronaldo’s big move could set off an incredible ripple effect.

Ronaldo’s big move could set off an incredible ripple effect.Source:AFP

Ronaldo’s shock move to Juventus has got the world talking, but it could have a significant effect in the Premier League, too.

The move could shape plenty of summer deals involving Premier League clubs and players.

Our transfer chain is hypothetical but it either involves players the clubs named have previously bid for or is based on reports by Sky Sports or national newspapers.

Hazard to Real Madrid?

Eden Hazard looks the man up to the task of replacing Ronaldo. Following Belgium’s 2-0 win against England in the World Cup third-place playoff game, Hazard said that he could be ready to leave Chelsea for a new challenge.

He also said that people would already know his preferred destination — thought to be Real Madrid — and despite reports that Real Madrid cannot afford the £200m ($A356m) asking price, Sunday Supplement guest Andy Dunn, journalist at the Daily Mirror, thinks the move will happen.

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic to Chelsea?

Hazard’s potential departure would leave a huge void to fill at Chelsea. There isn’t a ready-made replacement within Chelsea’s reach, but one player with the capabilities of reaching elite levels is Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

The Serbian midfielder is set to be one of world football’s hottest properties this summer after an impressive season in Serie A.

And reports have revealed that Chelsea have joined the list of clubs interested in the player, according to Corriere dello Sport.

Aaron Ramsey to Lazio?

Milinkovic-Savic could net Lazio £90m ($A160m) in transfer funds to play with — and they are lining up Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey as a replacement, according to reports in the Italian press.

Aaron Ramsey could be joining Ronaldo in Italy.

Aaron Ramsey could be joining Ronaldo in Italy.Source:AFP

Ramsey is out of contract in 2019 and is yet to indicate whether he will sign a new deal.

Andre Gomes to Arsenal?

Central midfield is an area of the pitch new Arsenal boss Unai Emery is keen to strengthen and losing Ramsey may increase the chances of finalising a deal for Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes.

The Portugal international is expected to leave the club this summer after falling down the pecking order. The 24-year-old failed to make Portugal’s World Cup squad and is not part of Barcelona’s squad heading to the United States for pre-season.

According to reports in France, Arsenal have moved into pole position — ahead of north London rivals Tottenham — to get a deal done.

N’Golo Kante to Barcelona?

Allowing Gomes to leave would free up some budget for Barcelona to table an offer Chelsea potentially wouldn’t be able to refuse for their dynamic midfielder.

Sky sources revealed on July 12 that the La Liga champions are keen to sign Chelsea midfielder but the Blues are unlikely to want to lose one of their prized assets without a fight.

Jack Grealish to Chelsea?

Chelsea may look to reinvest any potential Kante finances on English talent in the central midfield area. Danny Drinkwater and Ross Barkley were both signed by the Chelsea hierarchy, which could open the possibility of making a serious play for Jack Grealish. The Telegraph reported on June 15 that Chelsea are one of many clubs interested in securing Grealish’s services, as are Tottenham.

Villa are keen to keep hold of the talented midfielder but appreciate that may be impossible after their playoff final defeat confirmed another year in the Sky Bet Championship.

Grealish has two years left on his contract, however, the club remains under pressure to balance the books. They want £40m ($A71m)

Will Real Madrid cough up the big money to lure Eden Hazard away from Chelsea?

Will Real Madrid cough up the big money to lure Eden Hazard away from Chelsea?Source:AFP

Anthony Martial to Tottenham?

If Grealish was to join Chelsea over Tottenham, then Spurs could be in a position to step up their pursuit of the Manchester United winger, who has decided he wants to leave United, according to his agent.

Philippe Lamboley, director of USFA management, told French media that United do not want to lose the France international but have not found an agreement with him over a new contract.

Tottenham have a longstanding interest in Martial, Sky Sports News understands, but Lamboley insists United will have the final say on whether he stays or goes this summer.

Willian to Manchester United?

Sky sources reported in May that United and Jose Mourinho are interested in signing Willian from Chelsea this summer.

Willian, who was voted the club’s players’ player of the season, was used sporadically by Antonio Conte last season as reports suggested that the relationship between the two had broken down.

Although Conte has since been sacked and replaced by Maurizio Sarri, Willian’s future remains unclear.

On paper, he looks a like-for-like replacement for Martial, should United allow the Frenchman to leave.

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