Real Madrid transfer news: Hazard to Madrid done? Real Madrid plan to make €200 million bid to activate world-class forward's release clause and more - January 13, 2019
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#3 William Carvalho on Ronaldo move
Portugal midfielder William Carvalho has expressed his shock at Real Madrid’s decision to sell five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus. The Portugal captain left the Bernabeu in the summer of 2018 and has been playing well for the Old Lady.
In contrast, the Merengues have somewhat struggled to score since his departure as neither Karim Benzema nor Gareth Bale has been consistently finding the net in the absence of the Portuguese, even though the Frenchman is having a decent season thus far.
As a result, Carvalho believes that the Galacticos miss the former Manchester United star “a bit” and that the Juventus number 7 will score a lot of goals for his new team.
"Of course, Cristiano is needed in any team in the world and in Real Madrid they notice a little bit, not much, the goals that Cristiano scored.
"But now he's fine, he's good in Juventus and he'll score many goals there.”
When quizzed about whether he knows the reason for the former Sporting starlet’s decision, he confirmed that while he isn’t aware of his compatriot’s reasoning for leaving the Santiago Bernabeu, he does know that Ronaldo has a huge amount of ambition that makes him strive to be the best.
"It is difficult to know [why he left], I do not know what happened, but I know how Cristiano is, he has an ambition the size of the world, he wants to always do things well and show that he is the best.”
Finally, Carvalho added that he wouldn’t have sold him even for €200 million.
"I would not have sold him for €100 million. Not for €200 million, no."