Cristiano Ronaldo has sensationally completed a transfer from Real Madrid to Juventus.
It’s probably a good deal for all involved.
Real Madrid make a profit on the man they signed nine years ago, despite him approaching his 34th birthday. Ronaldo gets to elongate his career in a slower-paced league and Juve get the financial benefit of the world’s most marketable player – which has already seen their share price skyrocket.
The first thought of many Liverpool fans was that we’d be able to snatch Paulo Dybala from Juve, but the reality of that occurring has been rubbished by the Echo.
Real Madrid now though will be scouring the world for a direct replacement for Ronaldo – and Liverpool have a 44-goal superstar who’s 25-years-old on the books in Mo Salah.
Thankfully though, we just signed Salah to a five-year contract, ruling out any chance of a summer sale.
The Times state Sadio Mane will soon follow his partner’s lead, while Roberto Firmino extended his deal in April.
So following this smart work by the powers at be, Liverpool’s three key attackers are secure – unlike Chelsea’s Eden Hazard – who may well be the man Real turn to.
We hope so, anyway, as it will significantly weaken our Premier League rivals.