Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez, has admitted that he considers Cristiano Ronaldo to be “the greatest player” he has ever signed.
Perez, across his two spells in charge of the La Liga giants, became famed for pursuing ‘Galactico’ signings.
Luis Figo, Zinedine Zidane, David Beckham, Kaka and two Ronaldos are just some of those to have been acquired in big-money deals.
However, Perez considers the Portugal captain as the best.
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Ronaldo departed for Juventus in the summer of 2018, having scored 450 goals in 438 appearances and collected four Champions League crowns, two La Liga titles, three Club World Cup triumphs and four more Ballons d’Or for his personal collection.
Perez told Onda Cero: “I assumed he wanted new challenges and he took advantage of that moment to embrace them.
“Cristiano was an exemplary professional who never caused problems.
“He’s the greatest player I ever signed and my relationship with him was always excellent, both as a player and a man. We didn’t have any problems regarding money.
“There were rumours about him wanting to leave because of the tax case, but that’s not the reality of the situation. He wanted a change and to improve his contract, so he found it at Juventus and everyone was happy.”