Former Juventus President, Giovanni Gigli has lamented that signing international and well renowned footballer Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid to Juventus was an expensive mistake and the Italian club should be looking forward to free Cristiano Ronaldo at the end of the season.
Juventus put a stunning deal with Real Madrid in place during the summer of 2018 to sign Cristiano Ronaldo, a five-time Ballon d’Or winner. Though the club at first reaped financial rewards from his signing, however, the covid-19 pandemic has thrown the club into a financial nightmare.
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored very important goals and broken records while at Juventus, but at the aged 36 he has been unable to deliver Champions League glory to Juventus. The Portugal international has made a total of 121 appearances for Juventus, with 92 goals recorded across those outings.
He has a total of 27 goals this season already but following elimination from the champions league this week, questions are now being asked about Cristiano Ronaldo’s signing. When asked if Cristiano Ronaldo was the wrong choice for Juventus, former Juventus President, Giovanni Gigli told Radio Punto Nuovo that signing Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid to Juventus is an expensive mistake.
According to his words;
“Absolutely, yes! I said that on his very first day at Juventus. He is a great champion but is too expensive. Now it’s up to Juventus. They have been paying him €1m per goal. Juventus current president Andrea Agnelli must be self-critical, but he doesn’t have great collaborators.
He added: “The club should free Ronaldo at the end of the season and the same goes for Fabio Paratici. He is an expensive mistake. Maybe Agnelli had promoted him to remove him from his position afterwards. This could be the scenario.”