President Florentino Perez laughed at the idea that Real Madrid would reunite with Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer of 2022.
When questioned about the potential of signing Ronaldo this summer by a group of supporters lodging at the same hotel in Helsinki where Real was staying to attend the most recent European Super Cup game, Perez responded: “Who? Is Cristiano? 38 years old and buying again, huh? “.
Perez smiled and started to walk away after finishing his sentence. Given that Karim Benzema recently shone to help Real Madrid defeat Frankfurt 2-0 to win the European Super Cup, this is most likely the wrong question at the wrong moment. Benzema is the only striker Los Blancos currently have, and they have no plans to recruit another attacker for the remainder of the summer transfer season.
Ronaldo will be 38 in February of the following year. The future of CR7 has received a lot of media attention for a very long period. He insisted on leaving Manchester United to join a team that would have a spot in the Champions League in 2022–2023, but Bayern, PSG, Chelsea, and Atletico Madrid all turned him down.
Ronaldo still has a year left on his one-year deal with MU, so he’ll probably have to keep playing for the Red Devils. In 10 years with Real Madrid, Ronaldo scored 450 goals. He is the greatest goalscorer in the history of the Royal Spanish team, with 311 goals in La Liga, 22 goals in the King’s Cup, 105 goals in the Champions League, 12 goals in other competitions.
Not only is Real’s all-time top scorer, but also contributes greatly in terms of assists. Ronaldo’s importance to Real is undisputed. The proof is that after leaving, the attraction of the super classic El Clasico is no longer as good as before.
Of course, no one will forget the likes of Ferenc Puskás, Raul and Alfredo Di Stéfano. But it’s fair to assume that Ronaldo must now become the club’s greatest player.
Recently, with a goal against Frankfurt, Benzema surpassed “Lord of the Rings” Raul Gonzalez to rise to second in the list of the greatest goalscorers in Real history with 323 goals, behind only Ronaldo.