And in the words of Spanish football expert Guillem Balague: "In his head, Cristiano is a Juventus player". He has won two La Liga titles, two Copa del Reys and four Champions League crowns during his time with the club.
The 33-year-old has been heavily linked with a €100 million move to Juventus, where the forward would earn a reported €30 million a year.
"There are suggestions that Ronaldo will leave Real Madrid this summer and if that happens, they may well have looked at Hazard's display against Brazil and think he could be the man for them". Hazard told beIN SPORTS.
Mendes has also given his view on the potential transfer, per Record (h/t TalkSport). "If Cristiano Ronaldo leaves Real Madrid, he will be eternally grateful to the club, the president, all the directors, the medical staff, all the staff without exception, as well as all the Madrid fans around the world".
Meanwhile, Valdano spoke about other players at the World Cup, saying that "Neymar's characteristics are tremendous: he has pace, quality, the capacity to create. he has it all".
One of the biggest problems, however, concerned whether a club would ever be able to sign Ronaldo but now Juventus have emerged as suitors.
The Belgian winger has made no secret of his appreciation for Zidane, though the Frenchman chose to step down from his role in charge of Real after a third straight Champions League win and was replaced by Julen Lopetegui.