Cristiano Ronaldo may have scored 300 goals for Real Madrid in La Liga but was he ever worth €300 million? He certainly seems to think so, revealing he believes a 25-year-old version of himself would be worth up to €300 million in today's transfer market.
While speaking to Portuguese broadcaster TVI, the star forward opened up about his own worth and the state of the current transfer market, when asked how much he believes he would be worth if he was 25, Ronaldo predicted "If a goalkeeper is worth €75 million, a player who has done what I had must be worth three to four times more. Easy."
In a time where record transfer fees seem to be broken every window, the star also revealed his feelings about the current situation saying, "any player can go for €100 million, even without showing anything."
"It's difficult to make calculations in modern football. [Clubs] gamble a lot on potential and the football industry is different. Leaving the case of Joao Felix to the side, any player can go for €100 million, even without showing anything. There is more money in football. A centre-back and a goalkeeper can go for €70 or €80 million. I don't agree [with it], but it's the world that we live in and you have to respect it."
🚀 Ronaldo a €300 million man?
Considering Juventus splashed out €112 million including add-ons when they signed him at the age of 33 from Real Madrid. Does he in fact have a case for his own estimate for a fresh 25-year-old version? Very possibly, considering only five players – Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Joao Felix, Antoine Griezmann and Philippe Coutinho – have ever commanded larger fees and many of those were at a much younger stage in their careers.
How high will fees go? We wait and see..