Former Real Madrid President Calderon believes Perez was one of the reason.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival at Juventus was the biggest eye-catching summer transfer move. Ronaldo’s move to Juventus created a massive void in attacking third for the reigning European Champions. Real Madrid were linked with the likes of Harry Kane, Icardi and Kylian Mbappe. But it seems Madrid are far away from signing them. Former Real Madrid President Calderon reveals the two reason why Cristiano Ronaldo left Real Madrid.
The Santiago Bernabeu saw two talismanic figures depart in the summer of 2018, with those in control of the club accused of contributing to the losses
Cristiano Ronaldo left Real Madrid because he was unhappy with the club’s links to Neymar and Florentino Perez’s reluctance to offer him fresh terms, claims former president Ramon Calderon. The Portuguese superstar took the decision to depart the Spanish capital in the summer of 2018, with a stunning switch made to Serie A champions Juventus. It has been suggested that a deal was several months in the making, with the five-time Ballon d’Or winner having taken the decision to make a fresh start long before a deal was done.
Calderon says transfer speculation regarding a Brazil international on the books at Paris Saint-Germain contributed to that call, along with the stubborn approach of the man currently overseeing events at the Santiago Bernabeu. The ex-Blancos supremo told Radio Villa Trinidad, “Cristiano asked for a raise after winning the Champions League and Florentino denied it. Cristiano also got angry because he heard that Madrid would be willing to pay a lot of money for Neymar. Florentino told him that if he brought in a cheque for 100 million euros he would let him go and that’s how it was.” Calderon added, “Florentino did not accept that Cristiano was a signing of mine. I don’t deny that he has been a great president for Madrid, but he does not accept well the inheritances that he receives. The same thing happened to him with [Iker] Casillas, Raul, [Arjen] Robben and [Wesley] Sneijder.”
Perez has also been told that he must shoulder some of the blame for Zinedine Zidane walking out on Madrid at the end of the 2017-18 campaign.
The Frenchman, who was a club legend from his playing days, stepped aside after landing a third successive Champions League crown. Calderon claims Zidane could have been kept on had his demands been met by the Blancos board. He said of the managerial situation, “Now, as coach, he’s [Solari] doing what he can. He’s not the one to blame for this bad situation we’re in. He’s struggling with what he’s been given.”
Calderon may be right however whether it’s true or completely false no one can verify it. They are tons of rumors on why Ronaldo left Madrid. Perez after the departure Zidane and Ronaldo should make sure no such saga should happen again.