On July 10, 2018, Cristiano Ronaldo ended a very successful nine-year relationship with Real Madrid. On that day, the Spanish logo and Juventus announced a €117 million deal that moved the CR7 to Turin, where it is still standing.
This Saturday, AS is highlighting the anniversary, remembering the “hole” that Cristiano Ronaldo left at the Santiago Bernabeu. The Portuguese became a legend for the club after 450 goals in 438 games and several team titles and left a legacy that, besides being so heavy, no one has yet been able to ‘cover’.
Since then, Florentino Perez has put a lot of chips in Eden Hazard, having paid Chelsea €100m to sign the Belgian winger. So far, Hazard’s passing through Madrid has been littered with injuries and Real Madrid flopAs evidenced by 5 goals and 8 assists in 43 games in Madrid.
The same can be said of Serbian Luka Jovic, who signed for €60m from Eintracht Frankfurt, but he is far from meeting that expectation. Karim Benzema made the most of Cristiano Ronaldo’s absence: the French striker gained more prominence in Real’s attack, and since the Portuguese left, he has already scored 87 goals.
Finally, to make CR7 forget, Florentino Pérez has long-established targets: Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint-Germain) and Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund) are the coveted goals, but the exorbitant sums that the two clubs are asking for are big. an obstacle to work.