Guillem Balague reveals Cristiano Ronaldo transfer

Guillem Balague reveals Real Madrid agreed to give Cristiano Ronaldo a new deal before his move to Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo turned his back from La Liga champions in July last year and joined the Italian Serie A side Juventus. But now, football expert Guillem Balague reveals that Los Blancos was all prepared to sign a new and improved contract with the Portuguese star right before his high-value move to Turin with a massive transfer fee.

The 33-year-old Portuguese international already justified the price at the Old Lady as he already scored 16 goals till now in all competitions. And on the other hand, Real Madrid remains unable to cope up the vacant spot in the forward line after the departure of Ronaldo. Several football experts already expressed that Real Madrid is missing their best asset.

Cristiano Ronaldo scoring the winning goal of Juventus against Lazio

While talking with GB Transfer Show, La Liga expert Guillem Balague revealed “Julen Lopetegui had no idea Cristiano was leaving,” and then added, “There was no real push from Real Madrid for him to go.” He further added, “Cristiano was saying to Real ‘if you want me to stay, then give me a new contract.”

Balague continued “And Florentino Perez said OK – but if you wouldn’t mind, lower your buyout clause. To a more manageable buyout clause.” He then added “How do you think Cristiano reacted to that? He was like ‘they don’t want me, they don’t want me! Go get me a team to Jorge Mendes [agent].”

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his eight consecutive Serie A away goal

Cristiano Ronaldo previously talked about his experience with the Real Madrid president and said “I felt it inside the club, especially from the president, that they no longer considered me the same way that they did in the start,” and then added “In the first four or five years there I had the feeling of being ‘Cristiano Ronaldo’. Less afterwards.”

The star man then said, “The president looked at me through eyes that didn’t want to say the same thing, as if I was no longer indispensable to them, if you know what I mean.” Cristiano Ronaldo further added “That’s what made me think about leaving. Sometimes I’d look at the news, where they were saying I was asking to leave. There was a bit of that but the truth is I always had the impression the president would not hold me back.”

Guillem Balague reveals the transfer secret