Real Madrid's genius for putting themselves centre stage of a tournament which has nothing to do with them continues unabated.
The soccer superstar might join Juventus from Real Madrid this summer in a transfer worth around €100 million (£88.3 million/$116.5 million), according to Spanish journalist Josep Pedrerol, who reported Tuesday on "Jugones" the blockbuster transfer rumor is nearly a done deal. "In the coming days I will give a response to the fans, who have always been at my side". Reports in Italy state that Juventus are willing to part with a hundred million euro to sign Ronaldo, who used the aftermath of the Champions League final to cast doubt on his future at the Bernabeu.
Juventus now appear ready to welcome Ronaldo to Turin with welcome arms.
"It makes me laugh", he told Sportitalia (via Goal).
However, in 2018 Los Blancos are aware of the potential benefits of allowing the 33-year-old to go, and they don't view him as unsellable any longer.
"Everyone should remember that I had a deal to buy him as a kid, Ronaldo, but [Marcelo] Salas said no, so it didn't happen".
Meanwhile for Ronaldo, the Champions League was added to the Club World Cup, UEFA Super Cup and Spanish Super Cup but Real faltered in domestic competitions. Ronaldo also had 85 goals in 154 global appearances with Portugal.
PSG paid a world-record €222million to trigger Neymar's release clause but, although the forward fired the club to a domestic treble, reports have indicated he has failed to settle in Paris.