Cristiano Ronaldooo: Jorge Silva / Reuters
Striker Cristiano Ronaldo went from real Madrid to Juventus, because he was afraid of competition from 18-year-old Vinicius Junior. This opinion was expressed by the former partner of the Brazilian Everton Ribeiro, quoted by O Dia.
“Vinicius has just turned 18 years old. I think in the “Real world” it will become a reference player. He played at the highest level for Flamengo at 17 years old, it will be a top player. Ronaldo left real Madrid, because they’re scared of Vinicius. He knew that sit on the bench,” said Ribeiro.
Vinius moved to real Madrid in may. For his transfer to the Madrid club paid to the Brazilian “Flamengo” 45 million euros. In the season of 2018 he has played 12 matches, scored four goals and gave three assists.
About the departure of Ronaldo, it was announced July 10. Italy striker will receive 30 million euros per year. For the transfer of striker the club has paid 100 million euros and carried 12 million of additional costs. The Portuguese played for real Madrid since 2009, scored a goal in 451 438 games for the “Royal club”, becoming the top scorer in its history. In the “real” Ronaldo and four times winner of the Champions League.
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