Star football player and one of the legends that the game has ever seen, Cristiano Ronaldo’s records speak for him. Ronaldo has scored goals across all the competitions and teams he has played for. His five Ballon d’Or awards are enough to prove why he is often called the Greatest of All Time (GOAT). Lionel Messi is the only other player in the history of the game to have won five Ballon d’Or awards.
It is quite convenient for Ronaldo fans to forget that he is already 34 years old. He has in fact stated in a recent interview that he may end his career next year. However, his €112million-worth switch from Real Madrid to Juventus, when he was 33 years old is a record in itself.
In a recent interview, Ronaldo himself has spoken about the increased transfer values these days. According to him, a 25-year-old version of himself could be worth € 300million as per current market rates.
“Today there is a lot of focus on potential and the football industry is different,” he told Portuguese broadcaster TVI in a recent interview.
“I will put the case of Joao Felix aside. Nowadays any player is worth €100m, even without proof. There is more money in football. Central defenders and goalkeepers are worth €70million, €80million,” he further said.
“I do not agree with it, but this is the world we live in. The market is like that, we have to respect it,” he added.
When quizzed about how much he would have amounted to if he was aged 25 in the present scenario, he replied: “It is hard to calculate.”
“If a goalkeeper is worth €75million, a player who has done what I had must be worth three to four times more. Easy.”
“But I have no such illusion,” CR7 concluded.