Real Madrid Transfers: The pros and cons of a Cristiano Ronaldo reunion

Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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With Manchester United failing to reach the heights expected of them this season and Real Madrid being crowned champions of La Liga, the inevitable rumors of a Cristiano Ronaldo return to the club have resurfaced. Is there any actual truth to it? Probably not and it isn’t something that the club should look towards doing. However, it’s worth studying and looking at the pros and cons of a potential return of the GOAT.


  • Goals galore

Overall this season, Real Madrid have not really struggled to get goals. However, they have struggled when going against a low block. Cristiano Ronaldo’s introduction can help with this. He’s one of the best players in the world in the air and he has the ability to come up with a moment of magic out of nowhere. Age may have affected his speed and ability to get past defenders with ease, but his eye for goal has been enhanced. Give him half a chance and he’ll find the back of the net.

  • One last dance

Cristiano Ronaldo is an icon for Real Madrid. This is a player who not only joined when the club was struggling and helped them reach unimaginable heights. He broke all types of records and cemented himself amongst the biggest legends of the sport during his time in Spain. His return would mean that he’s back for one last hurrah. A final performance on the biggest stage to end his career on the highest possible note. Since leaving Real Madrid, he has struggled with having a quality team during his time in Juventus and Manchester United but that won’t be an issue back in the Spanish capital. He will not only have players that will support him, but players who at the moment are better and able to stand with him and make history.

  • Sales

We cannot forget that football is as much of a sport as it is a business. Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is the epitome of being able to merge the two worlds successfully. If the thought of a Cristiano return has crossed his mind, then you can be sure that he would have also studied the business aspects of it. Shirt and merchandise sales would reach incredible heights if he was to return, especially when having Ronaldo shirts sold next to Kylian Mbappe ones as well!


  • Moving backward

Real Madrid have heavily invested in the youth during the past couple of seasons. Even this season, amidst all the criticism of Carlo Ancelotti for his lack of rotations, we have seen memorable moments for Vinicius Junior, Rodrygo Goes, Dani Ceballos, and Eduardo Camavinga. This isn’t to mention the developments of many other players such as Eder Militao, Miguel Gutierrez, Sergio Arribas, and Antonio Blanco. Cristiano Ronaldo is a step in the opposite direction, just as buying a player like Robert Lewandowski would be. It’s not a criticism of what they can offer, but rather a complete shift in the current business model of the club.

  • Money better spent elsewhere

Real Madrid are financially extremely healthy. However, that doesn’t mean that they will be willing to spend it anywhere and everywhere. As we have seen with the expected arrival of Antonio Rudiger from Chelsea, Los Merengues are still looking for deals that are affordable and make sense. The club is willing to spend but only if it makes sense. Spending any percentage of it on Cristiano Ronaldo simply doesn’t make any sense with many younger and better players on the market during the upcoming transfer window.

  • Where would he play?

This is probably the biggest point of all. Up front, Real Madrid currently have more than enough depth in the team. Marco Asensio, Rodrygo Goes, Vinicius Junior, Eden Hazard, Karim Benzema, and Mariano Diaz all ensure that the team is covered up front. Obviously, Real Madrid would be willing to replace Mariano but that’s easier said than done and there is a very good chance that whenever Benzema is rested, Kylian Mbappe will take his place if he in fact joins the club in July. There is no place for the legendary Portuguese player at the club, at least not without sacrificing the development of one of the younger players.

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As beautiful as it would be to see Cristiano Ronaldo wearing the Real Madrid shirt again and adding to his historical feats at the club, his return will do more harm than good. Sometimes, the best stories end at the perfect time and a sequel only proves to taint its predecessor. Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real Madrid story is one of them. He’s part of the reason behind our successes until today and for that, he will be remembered fondly. But the club and players moved on in their separate ways for a reason and there is no need to cross paths. At least not yet.