Juventus continues to regret the elimination in the knockout stages of the Champions League at the hands of Porto, who despite losing 3 to 2 left Turin happy and with a passport to the quarterfinals. In this context of bitterness and generalized shaking, the tail slaps hit hard. And in the last hours the target was Cristiano Ronaldo.
"I appreciate the great champion that he is, but Cristiano Ronaldo is too expensive and too conditioning," Giovanni Cobolli, former president of Juventus, fired on the Punto Nuovo radio program. And he sentenced: “Was it a wrong purchase? Absolutely!" The former leader expanded his opinion: “I said it from day one. Now it is up to Juventus to sell Cristiano or not, but he is worth a million euros per goal ”.
The number Cobolli tossed into the air was not random. In 114 games played with the neighborhood Signora's jacket, the Portuguese star scored 91 goals. As his salary is 31 million euros per year, from June 2018 to the present, he earned close to 93 million euros. Almost a million per goal.
The future of CR7 is something that also generates concern in the Italian media. Before the game against Porto, Fabio Paratici, Juventus sporting director was clear in this regard. “He still has one year left on his contract, we have time to talk to him. Its renewal is not on the agenda ”. The Portuguese is committed to the Vecchia Signora until June 30, 2022.
Cobolli's questions also focused on Andrea Pirlo, the coach, and Pavel Nedved, vice president of the club. Referring to the Italian, he said: “Agnelli took a risk: I am not critical of Pirlo, I also had the experience with Ferrara. The team had important absences, like Dybala's, but would he have played? Juventus needs to rebuild ”. On the Czech he considered: “Nedved hitting the billboards? I knew him as a great champion, but he does not have the ability to be Juventus vice president. It should rethink its role".