After the Champions League: what about Ronaldo and Bale?

After the won the Champions League final (3-1 against Liverpool), alluded both topschutter Cristiano Ronaldo as Man of the Match Gareth Bale’s departure to Real Madrid. The Portuguese seems in the meantime his cart to return.

Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo: next season in Madrid? © Belga Image

Immediately after the end of the match in Kiev on Saturday said Ronaldo that it was awesome for Real Madrid to play, “and he promised the fans within a few days’ more information.

Especially since he was in the past time spoke, it was immediately concluded that CR7 after nine seasons Real other places want to look up. He is the youngest time linked to PSG and his ex-team Manchester United.

But barely 24 hours later, during the celebration in Madrid Sunday evening, changed Ronaldo of show. At one point he took the microphone and called the Plaza de Cibeles, the met Realsupporters: ‘Until next year’.


Of course, this does prompt the question what’s behind it. It was not the first time that Ronaldo (33), and bomblet dropped about a possible departure from Real. Each time, he signed eventually a new, improved contract in the Spanish capital. His current undertaking runs until 2021 and provides him with, reportedly, every year approximately 23 million euros. That he is one, however, not to the five bestbetaalde footballers in the world, and that stings, probably.

Some analysts suggest that Ronaldo may be nothing more to achieve than the attention to him draw, on a night when all the spotlights on the Man of the Match Gareth Bale were targeted. The Dutch boss fell to 1-1 and gave Real Madrid with two goals for the third year in a row the Cup with the Big Ears.

Trainer Zinedine Zidane seems to be already to not believe in a departure of his star player. ‘If you ask me, Cristiano is absolutely remain. He is part of this club. It is not possible for pen to describe what he’s for Real.’

The situation of Ronaldo by the press linked to that of Neymar at PSG. The Brazilian, who seems to have not very much in Paris, is strongly linked to Real Madrid. Neymar away from France would be the Spaniards, however, a bomb costs money, since PSG last season 222 million euros for him paid. One of the possibilities that have been suggested to be an exchange Ronaldo-Neymar.


It seems that a departure of Bale, the Man of 100 Million, yet closer. The matchwinnaar against Liverpool is already a while no longer in the top rack of Zidane. According to the British newspaper The Telegraph has Bale even said that the trainer does not have to agree with him, has spoken after his strong subbing with two goals against Liverpool.

‘Personally, I find that I use every week to play and that is not the case now,” said Bale after the CL-final. “I have performed strongly, goals made (Bale also affected touch in the five matches for the finals and finished the season with 21 goals in 39 appearances, ed.) but I still do in my opinion too little playing time. We are going this summer around the table and discuss what we are going to do. Eventually it will be my decision.”

A and another is, according to the Guardian newspaper, not on deaf ears cases at Manchester United, which already has been impressed by the Welsh winger. Also Bayern Munich is named as an interested club. However, it is still the question of how much Bale really wants to leave and how far along prospective buyers want to go. The player has in Madrid, after all, still a very lucrative contract until 2022, and is one of the bestbetaalde players in the world – would his wages not be a problem may pose a number of the top clubs in the Premier League.

Bales sporty lot at Real also seems to be linked to that of Zidane, but with a third Champions League victory in a row, the chances that the Frenchman next season still sitting on the bench at the Royal. With other words continued…

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