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(Esquire UK)   Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Real Madrid and his decision is irreversible, like my raincoat   ( esquire.co.uk) divider line
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2017-06-17 06:39:40 AM  
One of the most attractive things about being a footballer in Spain in the past was how willing the Spanish tax man was to look the other way when it came to dodgy stuff.

Now not so much, a number of Spanish football clubs have been forced into bankruptcy by tax bills that had been brushed under the carpet.

These kind of tax shenanigans were what sunk Rangers in Scotland.
 
2017-06-17 07:50:13 AM  
His handlers want him to go to Paris St. Germain, or an EPL side, because the money will still be good and he'll stay in contention for the national side.

If he ends up somewhere that convieniently has no extradition treaty with Spain though...
 
2017-06-17 09:46:57 AM  
Dang it. Man U could actually make that happen.
 
2017-06-17 10:13:28 AM  
Come to MLS, the US looks the other way for tax cheats! You don't need to use shady Caribbean banks, just set up a shell in Nevada or Delaware, as God intended!
 
2017-06-17 10:17:51 AM  
The buyout clause on his contract being €1 billion is kinda hilarious as well.

That's basically impossible for any club that wants to avoid a transfer ban for breaking the financial fair play rules.

If he really does want out they'll sell, I imagine a certain Monaco striker would be high on their list of people to spend the money on...
 
2017-06-17 10:56:45 AM  

Cyrene Valantion: The buyout clause on his contract being €1 billion is kinda hilarious as well.

That's basically impossible for any club that wants to avoid a transfer ban for breaking the financial fair play rules.

If he really does want out they'll sell, I imagine a certain Monaco striker would be high on their list of people to spend the money on...


How much is a 31-32 year old striker/winger worth though?  CR7 may have 3-4 good years left in him but would one take the risk if he somehow went off a cliff like Van Persie did after his first season with Man U?
 
2017-06-17 11:02:49 AM  
BBC pundits seem to think Madrid would be looking somewhere around the €100 million mark for him.

If he goes, and I don't think he will, I'd say Paris probably are favourites.

Man U could certainly use him, but they need multiple players this summer and that price would remove that option entirely.
 
2017-06-17 12:22:36 PM  
€50M and Mbappe might be a fair trade with Monaco
 
2017-06-17 12:36:01 PM  

Cyrene Valantion: BBC pundits seem to think Madrid would be looking somewhere around the €100 million mark for him.

If he goes, and I don't think he will, I'd say Paris probably are favourites.

Man U could certainly use him, but they need multiple players this summer and that price would remove that option entirely.


What was his parting with Man U though?  I can't recall exactly, but wasn't it somewhat acrimonious?  I know money heals many wounds but would that really be a favored choice for him to leave Madrid for?
 
2017-06-17 12:53:34 PM  
You also have to factor all those rumours that Ronaldo was one of the players that didn't get on with Mourinho   at Madrid...

While this story is spinning in the press Man U will probably welcome it as a distraction from whatever transfer dealing they're actually doing, cause every question they'll get now is 'are you signing Ronaldo?'
 
2017-06-17 01:18:19 PM  

Kurohone: Cyrene Valantion: BBC pundits seem to think Madrid would be looking somewhere around the €100 million mark for him.

If he goes, and I don't think he will, I'd say Paris probably are favourites.

Man U could certainly use him, but they need multiple players this summer and that price would remove that option entirely.

What was his parting with Man U though?  I can't recall exactly, but wasn't it somewhat acrimonious?  I know money heals many wounds but would that really be a favored choice for him to leave Madrid for?


He hates Jose too much to join him. One of the reasons Jose said Hazard was as good as Cristiano was to ruffle his ego. CR was one of the 3 Jose squabbled with, alongside Iker and Ramos. More likely to join PSG.
 
2017-06-17 01:30:08 PM  

Trocadero: Come to MLS, the US looks the other way for tax cheats! You don't need to use shady Caribbean banks, just set up a shell in Nevada or Delaware, as God intended!


I'm thinking this may happen due to the tax hit alone.

Maybe some time in Portland will teach him to wear some proper damn attire too.
 
2017-06-18 06:40:48 AM  
 
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