Ronaldo will be the only loser if he leaves Real Madrid

KAZAN, RUSSIA - JUNE 18: Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal thumbs up prior to the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 Group A match between Portugal and Mexico at Kazan Arena on June 18, 2017 in Kazan, Russia. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
KAZAN, RUSSIA - JUNE 18: Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal thumbs up prior to the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 Group A match between Portugal and Mexico at Kazan Arena on June 18, 2017 in Kazan, Russia. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images) /

Rumor has it that Ronaldo wants to leave after recent tax fraud accusations. Is the Portuguese Legend making the right choice?

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Just Rumors.. or a Serious Problem?

A Bola was the first to report the news. Afterward, other international newspapers published similar reports. These rumors have been quite a nuisance for us Madridistas. They came only a few weeks after Los Blancos became the first team to win back to back Champions Leagues in its current iteration, with Ronaldo being the ultimate star of the show with his decisive goals against Europe’s toughest teams.

Should we really worry ourselves with such rumors? Especially since every major newspaper in Europe reported the incident?

I think that us fans might’ve forgotten something very important: This is Cristiano Ronaldo we’re talking about.

He’s one of the best players to ever touch a football. Also, these rumors come shortly after one of his best seasons ever. Not to mention that the whole tax fraud thing was the perfect chance for journalists to pounce on. After all, that’s what they do for a living (no offense intended). Rumors come and go, but what’s really worrying is how the parties involved reacted to it.

Florentino Perez in his latest interviews did not assure the fans that Ronaldo will stay. In fact, he simply said that he hadn’t talked to Cristiano since the Duo Decima final in Cardiff. Furthermore, neither Ronaldo nor his agent, Jorge Mendes, said anything that points towards Ronaldo being determined to stay in Madrid.

How the club President and the Portuguese legend approached the matter makes things indeed worrying, although it’s of course not as wild as the media make it out to be.

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Ronaldo’s the only loser.. if he leaves

If Ronaldo is really pissed off at the board and wants to leave Spain altogether, is there anything that can hold him back?

I do think there is a lot that he would miss if he decides to leave. Playing for Real Madrid has many perks and I am not even referring to the football or money-related ones: The Hala Madrid anthem, Spain’s good food and weather, and Georgina (his girlfriend) possibly getting homesick if he goes to France or England. Not to mention that Spain is geographically a neighbor to Ronaldo’s homeland.

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As for the football-related aspects, Ronaldo’s career will probably start its downward spiral if he moves away from The Royal Whites. Only in Madrid, Cristiano can keep himself in competition with Lionel Messi, and as we all know, Ronaldo is obsessed with being the best.

To stay in that competition, Ronaldo needs to win a sixth Ballon D’or. He also needs to win another Champions League. Not only to surpass Messi and Barca’s golden generation, but also to have the same number of Champions Leagues as Madrid’s eternal legend, Alfredo Di Stefano.

Looking at the teams who are actually capable and willing to shell out a reasonable amount of cash to bring a massive star like Ronaldo to their team, none of them have what it takes to win or even be serious contenders for the Champions League. The grand trophy, in my opinion, would be mandatory for Ronaldo if he intends to keep competing with Messi for the Ballon D’or.

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Home is where the heart glory belongs

Currently, of all of Europe’s finest, only Real Madrid and Barcelona have the right mindset to win the coveted trophy.

PSG couldn’t keep a 4-0 lead over Barcelona, which shows a serious lack of character. On the other hand, Bayern Munich, with all its quality in all positions, couldn’t keep up for more than 180 minutes with Real Madrid.

As for the EPL teams, they are simply overrated. The English Premier League is indeed the most competitive football league in Europe. However, when it comes to competition between English teams and Europe’s behemoths, even Chelsea, currently England’s strongest team, is not the favorite to win.

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All in all, even if Ronaldo is the most selfish player ever, his so-called “arrogant” mindset would only convince him to stay in the Spanish capital in order to achieve his own personal glory.