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Ronaldo isn’t worth €100m price tag: Moggi

Ronaldo isn’t worth €100m price tag: Moggi
Cristiano Ronaldo
Milan, Aug 30 (Agencies) | Publish Date: 8/30/2018 11:34:47 AM IST

Cristiano Ronaldo’s €100 million (£90m/$117m) move to Juventus has been questioned by the club’s former managing director, with Luciano Moggi claiming he would “never have spent such a high fee on a 33-year-old”.

The Portuguese superstar was taken to Turin over the summer after nine record-breaking years at Spanish giants Real Madrid.

His capture was considered to be quite a coup for the Bianconeri, even when taking his advancing years into account.

Moggi concedes that Ronaldo’s commercial appeal makes him an obvious asset for Juve, but he is not convinced about the sporting logic of bringing in the five-time Ballond d’Or winner and parting with Gonzalo Higuain.

He told Corriere dello Sport: “In terms of marketing, it’s a sensational deal.

“But I would never have spent such a high fee on a 33-year-old - and I would certainly not have announced it before selling Higuain, someone who scores 20 goals a season. First I would have sold Higuain for €50m (£45m) and only then would I have announced Ronaldo.”

Moggi is adamant that he played no part in the transfer which took Ronaldo to Italy, with his efforts to land a modern day icon having ended after missing out on his services in 2003. He added on a deal done 15 years later, “That’s Fiat stuff. I actually signed Cristiano Ronaldo. He was 18 and he played for Sporting Lisbon.”


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