◼️ Aurelio De Laurentis revealed that the representative of Cristiano offered him CR7 to reconnect with Carlo Ancelotti.
Today CR7 was officially presented with Juventus, but before contact with that club Cristiano Ronaldo was offered by his representative to one of the archrivals, Napoli, revealed the president of the blue entity.
“With (Jorge) Mendes (representative of Ronaldo) I have a splendid collaboration relationship, I was with him in Portugal for an operation with a goalkeeper (Rui Patricio), then there were problems and we did not close the possible negotiation. Cristiano Ronaldo,” said Aurelio De Laurentis in an interview with the newspaper Corriere Dello Sport.
The Napoli president was among the first in the world to know that the roads of CR7 and Real Madrid had been broken forever.
“I understood that the relationship with Florentino Pérez and Madrid had been broken, and then I told Mendes ‘dear, this is an operation of 350 or 400 million (euros)’, we would have risked bankruptcy,” he said.
“I thought of the other side effects, a sacrifice like this could have significant repercussions for the rest of the workforce, we went from having a total salary of 30 million to 120 now.”
One of the reasons why Jorge Mendes offered the Portuguese crack was Carlo Ancelotti, who led CR7 at Real Madrid for a couple of years and this season will sit on the Neapolitan bench.