Cristiano Ronaldo reveals the real reason he quit Real Madrid last summer

Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed he quit Real Madrid in the summer because of president Florentino Perez.

Portuguese superstar Ronaldo completed a stunning £105million move from Real to Juventus in July.

 

During his nine years at the Bernabeu, Ronaldo won two La Liga titles, two Copa del Rey crowns and four Champions Leagues - including three wins in a row.

But Ronaldo claims he decided to decamp to Turin after his relationship with influential chief Perez shifted in his latter years at the club.

Cristiano Ronaldo left Real Madrid after winning four Champions League trophies (Image: REUTERS)

“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,” Ronaldo told France Football .

“In the first four or five years there, I had the feeling of being ‘Cristiano Ronaldo’. Less afterwards. 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.

Perez is Real Madrid's president

“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 that I always had the impression that the president would not hold me back.

"If it had all been about money, I’d have moved to China, where I would have earned five times as much than here [at Juventus] or at Real. I did not come to Juve for the money. I earned the same in Madrid, if not more.

"The difference is that, at Juve, they really wanted me. They told me that and made it clear. They showed me that.”

"The truth is that the president wanted me but, at the same time, he made it known to me that my departure would not constitute a problem.”

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