Cristiano Ronaldo Leaving Madrid?
According to SkySports and many other sites, the 31 year old Portuguese attacker is leaving the Los Blancos for Chinese side Shanghai FC on a $300 million dollar deal for 2 years. Arguably the best player in the world, Ronaldo decided to leave the league champions for finical reasons. “He took the deal to support his family and loved ones”, stated his agent. Accepting this deal makes him the “World’s Highest Paid Soccer Player”.
Ronald won the Ballon d’Or scoring 48 goals in 51 appearances, as well as winning the Champions League with Real Madrid and the Euros with Portugal. He is looking to take his electrifying pace and dazzling foot work to the Chinese league. Considering that he scored 32 goals in Liga Santendar, scoring should not be hard for Ronlado since he does not have to go against the likes of Barcelona or Athletic Madrid.
The Chinese Super League is notorious for spending a lot of money to show people that they can contend with the big clubs in Europe. Chinese sides have pulled the likes of Hulk, Oscar, Carlos Teves and many more. They believe that the well known player will bring great attraction and more money. Some reports claim that the Chinese League is killing the loved sport of soccer because players are now playing soccer for money not passion but even the best player in the world is going for the money. Who can blame him? He has already ready won numerous trophies, so why would he decline the offer?