Five-time Ballon d’Or returns home
The summer transfer window has finally shaken up the European soccer chessboard with the moves made by the two monarchs who have ruled it for the past 15 years. Messi flew to Paris to sign for PSG, while Cristiano Ronaldo left Juventus to play for Manchester United, the club he joined at the age of 18 from Sporting Portugal and with whom he won the Champions League in 2008.
Weeks ago the European media ignited a new rumor: Cristiano Ronaldo, eager to leave Turin, would be close to Manchester City, a transfer that would have been experienced as heartbreaking for many fans of the Red Devils. But everything changed thanks to the help of his teammate Bruno Fernandes, who held talks with him making him aware of the intentions of the red devils.
Cristiano Ronaldo leaves the Juventus winning two league titles, one Italian Cup and one Italian Super Cup, and has scored 101 goals in 134 games. Now he is aiming for a project that will allow him to equal and, if possible, surpass the six European Cups collected by Paco Gento.
This milestone is his great obsession and Cristiano has come to the conclusion that he could no longer reach it at Juventus, he was convinced that he could add his sixth champion cup. CR7’s departure has caused some perplexity in the transalpine country, where he is blamed for not even having fought for a winning project. He leaves Italy with the feeling among the Juventus fans that he has not felt the society, nor its traditions. The Italian press reflects that the feeling of the tifosi is that Cristiano has always been above a club that boasted the culture of collective effort.