One of the major talking points going around in Spanish media is the possibility of Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Real Madrid. Comments from Zinedine Zidane and Emilio Butragueño (Real Madrid Legend and Director of Public Relations for Real Madrid) have made, put more wood into the fire about the possibility of CR7’s return.
Is CR7’s return to Real Madrid even possible? That’s the billion dollar question. Since Ronaldo’s departure from the team, Real Madrid and their signing policy has changed a lot.
Salary & Age
Cristiano Ronaldo’s salary with Juventus is 31 million euros. That salary is really big and considering the current financial situation due to COVID-19, this makes a move to Real Madrid very difficult. Ronaldo would demand a higher salary and to be the highest paid player of the squad and I don’t see Real Madrid doing that right now.
Another problem is Ronaldo’s age. He is 36 and going for such a big transfer for a 36 year-old player makes no sense, considering the years CR7 has left on top form. But to be fair with CR7, he is in a very good form a he always takes care of his body, but sooner rather than later father time catches up to everyone.
Real Madrid’s current signing philosophy is of thinking for for the long term and getting younger players like: Vinicius, Rodrygo, Fede Valderde and etc.
Mbappe Or Haaland
Real Madrid is looking into making a major move this upcoming summer transfer, and the names of Mbappe and Haaland are top priorities for the club.
In the long run, it makes more sense to invest on wither player considering how good they are and they will get better as times goes on, but also due to the fact they have more years left on top form than Ronaldo right now. Will Mbappe and Haaland have as good as a career as Ronald’s? That’s debatable.
Considering the current Real Madrid’s current signing policy, the club will most likely try to sign either player instead of going for Ronaldo, unless something unexpected happens.
I’m going to be real here. I’m a Real Madrid fan and I would love for Cristiano Ronaldo to retire in Real Madrid, but unfortunately this club is about moving and thinking about what’s next. Real Madrid needs to think about the future and less about the past and Ronaldo is not a fit for Real Madrid’s current plans in the short and long term.
This is just some fun speculation about CR7’s future, but at the end of the day it’s very unlikely to happen.