Register Login Scores

Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Maradona: Why Real Might've Sold Ronaldo

Argentina legend Diego Maradona has claimed, perhaps jokingly, that he knows why Real Madrid president Florentino Perez sold Cristiano Ronaldo.

Messi Breaks Muller Record, Closes In On Pele

The 1986 FIFA World Cup winner recently gave a lengthy interview to Spanish publication Marca, in which he discussed various topics such as Lionel Messi, Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola, and even Ronaldo.

Speaking about the 33-year-old Portuguese superstar's move to Juventus, Maradona believes the attacker made the right decision in joining the Italian giants, and that Perez let him go because he was only scoring once a game.

"I think that it was a good move for Cristiano," he told Marca.  

"He gave his all to Madrid, he wasn't enjoying it as much as he does now in Italian football and Florentino is always planning.

"When he saw Ronaldo was only getting a goal a game, he sold him."

Asked whether he thinks the Madrid club will miss Ronaldo, Maradona was quick to answer.

"Clearly, yes, but I always say that a player doesn't make a club. Madrid will recover, they will win again, they have a great squad, but the truth is that Ronaldo continues to score goals and people will say why he was sold," he added.

"I always say that Florentino is clever and if he let him go, it was for a reason."

'Nobody Has Done More For LaLiga Than Messi'

Ronaldo has scored nine goals and assisted a further six strikes in 15 matches for the Bianconeri so far this season.

Why do you think Ronaldo was allowed to leave Real for Juve? Let us know in the comments section below. 


Top 5

Downs To Hijack Chiefs Deal?

219 Mar 29, 2021 10:53 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

10 Richest African Footballers In The World, Past & Present

7 Mar 11, 2021 07:19 PM in African Football

PSL Players Who Have Qualified For AFCON

17 Mar 29, 2021 11:59 AM in PSL

All Eight Teams To Have Qualified For CAFCL Quarters

118 Apr 10, 2021 11:30 PM in African Football

10 SA Players Silently Making Their Mark Abroad

Mar 29, 2021 01:54 PM in Players Abroad

All Eight Teams To Have Qualified For CAFCL Quarters

118 Apr 10, 2021 11:30 PM in African Football

Khan Urges Chiefs To Sign 'Underrated' Midfielder

43 Apr 11, 2021 12:59 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Tau Opens Up On PSL Return

87 Apr 12, 2021 03:06 PM in Players Abroad

Legend Looks! 10 Of Radabe’s Coolest IG Flexes

1 Apr 12, 2021 10:37 AM in Drip, Style & Swag

CAF QF Draw Explained, Who Will Downs & Chiefs Get?

223 Apr 11, 2021 09:35 AM in CAF Champions League

Nine Chiefs Players Not Going To AFCON

102 Mar 29, 2021 03:22 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

18 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Confirmed: Manyisa's Next Destination Revealed

47 Mar 30, 2021 04:00 PM in PSL

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

23 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News