Cristiano, cada vez más cerca de la Juve

Madrid's transfer talk covers up Spain's World Cup failure

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What a mess they are creating in Madrid with the almost certain exit of Cristiano Ronaldo through the back door. As if by magic, the failures of both Spain and Portugal at the World Cup has reopened all types of rumours again. If Cristiano really ends up leaving to join Juventus, Josep Pedrerol will give himself a medal for announcing the news first on "Jugones".

The last contribution to this was from Edu Aguirre on "El Chiringuito". The journalist, who you'd think had just gotten off the phone with Cristiano, announced the Portuguese star would leave and that a meeting had taken place between Florentino Perez and Jorge Mendes to negotiate his exit. The decision to reduce Cristiano's buyout clause from €1000m to €100m was because the player wanted to leave.

Manu Carreño said that wasn't the case. The journalist told "El Larguero" that Madrid had grown tired of the constant pay wises demanded by Cristiano and let him know "you will never earn the same amount as Neymar or Messi". At the same time, Jose Ramon de la Morena told his listeners on Onda Cero that Perez had Cristiano's replacement lined up. "The easier I make it (to sell Ronaldo), Neymar or Mbappe will come." And he finished by warning us that this transfer window has only really just begun.

Of course, all the talk of transfers has come just as Spain crashed out of the World Cup. Something Madrid are partly responsible for. Curious, eh?

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