In a long interview with Onda Cero, Julen Lopetegui, Real Madrid coach, spoke about Ronaldo and his move to Juventus, among other th ings.
“Ronaldo? I never talked to him, he always showed a clear interest to leave the club. He has given everything for this club, he is an incredible player, and respect his decision to leave,” Lopetegui stated.
Juventus paid €117m in order to land the superstar earlier this summer, while handing him an annual salary of €31m. However, three rounds in, Ronaldo has failed to score his debut goal for the club.
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