5 reasons why Cristiano Ronaldo should leave Real Madrid

In the light of Cristiano Ronaldo casting doubts over his future, here are the reasons why he might actually quit Real Madrid

5 reasons why Cristiano Ronaldo should leave Real Madrid

In the light of Cristiano Ronaldo casting doubts over his future, here are the reasons why he might actually quit Real Madrid

29 May 2018 Tuesday 12:01
5 reasons why Cristiano Ronaldo should leave Real Madrid

Real Madrid has created a history that will be hard to equal, let alone surpass.

Los Blancos managed to win their third consecutive Champions League title after beating Liverpool with a 3-1 scoreline. However, the aftermath of the final wasn't as happy it should have been.

While Gareth Bale cast doubts over his future at Real Madrid, few would have expected Ronaldo to do the same.

The talismanic forward who had a bad game by his standards and had looked slightly jaded during the course of the match did manage to come into the spotlight with claims about his future.

While a majority of Madridistas would more than love to see their number 7 stay put at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, here are five reasons why Ronaldo should consider swapping clubs this summer:

Age

Ronaldo has been a fantastic servant to Real Madrid and he is the literal personification of hard work, the virtue that has helped him reach the pinnacle of football and stay there for almost a decade.

While Ronaldo might claim about being active in the sport until he is 41, it would be imprudent to ignore his age.

Currently aged 33, the Portuguese forward isn't gonna get any younger as days pass by. The effect of his age on his body was starkly visible to the world this season.

Manager Zinedine Zidane opted on resting him in the final months of this season in the league.

Many might argue that the league title was already a foregone conclusion and that the Frenchman was right in saving him for the big games.

However, can he play week in week out when Madrid are strongly contending for both the league and the Champions League? It seems far-fetched

It would be a wise decision for the Ballon d'Or holder to say Adios!!! and switch clubs right now, while has still has value before Real Madrid decide to cash in on him.

He has won everything in Spain

Looking at his glittering trophy cabinet, even the sky seems to be a mediocre limit for the Portuguese legend. Since joining Real Madrid in 2009, here's what he has won at the Spanish Capital:

2 x La Liga

2 x Copa Del Rey

2 x Spanish Super Cup

4 x UEFA Champions League

2 x UEFA Supercup

3 x FIFA Club World Cup

Such has been the level of his impact at the club that it is unimaginable to think that before he arrived, Real was firmly in the shadows of a rising Barcelona side.

Add the fact that he equaled Lionel Messi's tally of five Ballon d'Ors, clinching many other personal accolades in the process and matching/even besting the Barcelona superstar in terms of personal awards.

That's pretty much everything, isn't it? He has won every major and minor trophy in Spain and there can't be a better time than now to say his goodbye to Los Merengues.

He has broken all sorts of records

Look at Real Madrid's record books. Since Ronaldo came to Real Madrid, he has broken/created a lot of records. That's how he has actually dominated every Los Blancos legend to pass through the doors at the Santiago Bernabeu.

He is the highest goalscorer in Real Madrid's illustrious history. Also, he holds the records as Real Madrid's highest goalscorer and assist-maker in La Liga and is the highest goalscorer and assist-maker of all time in the Champions League.

He holds the records for being the fastest player to reach 50 and 100 league goals for the club and he is the fastest player to reach the 200 and 250-goal benchmarks for Los Merengues. Add a chunk of other personal and overall records and you know that there's nothing left to prove for the number 7 at the Bernabeu.

Joining any other club, say Manchester United or Paris Saint Germain, would open up new possibilities for setting milestones, something that he loves doing more than anything else.

It's time for a new challenge

Imagine he returns to Manchester United, this will be a fantastic coup for the Red Devils as he is still capable of scoring 40+ goals this season.

If he can continue that for another 4 years, he could easily surpass Wayne Rooney's 253-goal tally as the club's record goalscorer of all time. He can also break the record for highest number of goals scored in a Premier League season and many such milestones in England.

Or if he joins Paris Saint Germain, he can also break all sorts of records as he will have a supporting team almost as good as the one he has at Madrid.

Winning a Champions League and a Ballon d'Or with Les Parisiens will set new records for him, strengthening his claim to be the G.O.A.T.

Also, PSG and Manchester United can easily afford to make him the best-paid player in the world, a wish Real Madrid hasn't granted yet.

Joining any of the Chinese or American clubs seems impossible for Ronaldo at this stage since he feels he still has a lot to offer at the top level of European football.

Is Ronaldo really respected at Real Madrid?

It's far too easy to shout the names of your favorite players at the top of your voice and declare your support for them when they are in top form. However, being behind them in their times of need is what makes you a loyal fan.

Ronaldo doesn't seem to have an exactly healthy relationship with the fans now, does he? Many times, the Bernabeu faithful have booed him, a fact that sounds strange to outsiders but considering the club's illustrious history and the caliber of players to have played for it, its perfectly understandable.

At Real Madrid, the players are under pressure to perform at the highest level in every single game, something that is nigh impossible for anyone.

The Real Madrid fans love their CR7 but the adulation is not on the same level as he was receiving at Manchester United, a situation that has caused him to speak out on many occasions.

Cristiano deserves to be loved and adored, and the fans' behavior towards their star might prove to be a crucial reason why he could decide on parting ways with the club.

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