CRISTIANO RONALDO [Portuguese footballer] has always been confident about his talent and worth.
Statistics from football information website Transfermarkt [German-based website owned by Axel Springer that has football-related information] have marvelously exposed that Cristiano Ronaldo blocked them on social media in response to a post about his market worth. Ronaldo has never been in uncertainty and is recently challenging more doubters than ever in the current phase of his career.
Manchester United had re-subscribed Ronaldo from Juventus [Football Club] in a £12million shift last summer.
The Portuguese icon is prized at £31.5m on Transfermarkt, following Lionel Andres Messi [Argentine professional footballer] (£54m) and Robert Lewandowski [Polish professional footballer] (£45m) amid over-32-year-olds.
But even when he was at the highest position a few years ago, he wasn’t pleased with how the website valued him and made his thoughts denoted.
Uk Transfermarkt Manager Daniel Busch clarified a post they shared on Instagram displaying Ronaldo as the highest-valued player aged 33 or above in world football.
He said: “We set up a list on Instagram with 10 players, 33 and above age, and Ronaldo was still in first position in value, but he said he must be appreciated much more.”
Further, Transfermarket’s coordinator Christian Schwartz said Ronaldo blocked Transfermarkt on Instagram despite sending ‘smilies’ in reply to the list.
As a follow-on, he disclosed: “firstly, He [Ronaldo] sent a message to our social media individuals. They answered him, explained why, and told him, ‘The people in your age company, you are by far the number one.’
“There was £30-50 million difference [between Ronaldo and the afterward player on the list], and then he sent some smilies, and then he blocked us.”
Notwithstanding his capability, at the age of 36, Ronaldo is in the sunset years of his successful career.
And Schwartz professed that age is now a crucial element in valuing players because they don’t have too much time to offer their services for a long time.
“Age is now one of the most important elements,” he clarified to The Athletic.
“And now Cristiano Ronaldo is getting old, same with Lionel Messi, and they will get their value decresed just because of their age. Even if they are just as excellent as three years before, they are three years older.”
Ronaldo unquestionably still believes he hasn’t enough more to offer on the pitch and will likely carry his elite mindset.
The uttermost costly player of the ‘Jorge Mendes XI’ was Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva, who was priced at 100m euros at the time.
After one year the graphic was issued, Ronaldo left Juventus to recoil to Manchester United, for whom he has scored 14 goals in 24 games so far this season.
The United superstar’s response to Transfermarkt’s post tells you all you need to perceive about his standpoint on his current talent.
And only time will tell how far he can proceed to work at such a high level nationwide and in Europe.