Cristiano Ronaldo who left Real Madrid for Juventus in the summer transfer window was reportedly unhappy at the Spanish club. Latest reports reveal the number of issues which accumulated and triggered him to take the decision.
Published By: Dalipinder Singh Sandhu (Bliss)
Cristiano Ronaldo left Real Madrid after 9 years of serving the whites. There have been several stories which claimed that the Portuguese international was unhappy at the club for a number of reasons.
The latest report by Spain’s second largest newspaper El Mundo del Siglo Veintiuno, or commonly referred to as El Mundo.
It states that Cristiano Ronaldo called for a meeting at his agent Jorge Mendes’ resident where all his financial advisers were also summoned.
As Cristiano Ronaldo was under speculation of tax evasion. He told his advisors that he is not willing to take any risk or trouble. Reportedly, he also confronted them by revealing why he has paid them more than their regular fee.
“I said I didn’t want any risks. I didn’t study and the only thing I’ve done in my life is play football, but I’m not stupid and I don’t trust anyone.
That’s why I always pay 30 percent more than is requested when I hire an assessor (financial). It’s because I don’t want problems.”
Ronaldo’s lawyer Carlos Osorio, who claimed to be in charge of these fiscal issues, asked Ronaldo not to worry about it at the meeting.
The peace made there lasted for several months. As later the 5-time Ballon d’Or winner was forced to sign a pact with the Spanish Tax Authorities to pay the fine.
This infuriated Cristiano Ronaldo who then let out his burst on his legal team.
“I never said not to pay taxes! I want to know what happened. I don’t understand anything, as the taxes should be paid by sponsors, so why do they accuse me?”
Cristiano Ronaldo then expected his club Real Madrid to intervene and support him with an improved contract which would indirectly help him pay his fine. Reminiscent of the act FC Barcelona carried out for Lionel Messi.
The club, however, offered him all the moral support but kept a distance from any indulgence in his legal matters. Hence, not agreeing to pay for his fine which was seen as a betrayal by Ronaldo.
Later he also felt disoriented that Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr were earning significantly more than he did at Real Madrid.
As per the report, Zinedine Zidane had to interfere and ask the management to resolve the issue soon. For he believed Ronaldo was discussing the issue a lot in the dressing room which was seen unhealthy by the French coach.
Shockingly, the report further claims that Ronaldo was frustrated for he was not addressed the best ever of the club. Alfredo Di Stefano who is considered the holy figure of the club always was mentioned before Cristiano’s name in the debate of greatest ever Real Madrid player. This was something which didn’t please Ronaldo who always is obsessed with acquiring the number 1 spot.
“They always put me behind Di Stefano and I don’t know what more I have to do.”
These were his words which are reported to be used to express his displeasure.
Eventually, he decided to take on a new challenge and play in Juventus for rest of his career as a footballer.