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    I am guessing Real will try and buy that French player who is superb in midfield as a replacement

    You have to say they got their money's worth with Ronaldo, perhaps Bale will finally shine
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      He's got years left in him but the truth is that this purchase is with a nod to the shirt sales markets in Asia, €105million will be recouped this season.
      Is that really the case? Regardless of how the financials of shirt sales are structured between clubs and the shirt supplier, isn't Asia a hotbed of knockoff gear that doesn't earn anyone associated with the club any money at all?
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      He did a full biological analysis last season and his biological age was, allegedly, 24.
      Without knowing anything about it, I'm going to go ahead and call that biological analysis a load of shit. If it's right, he should be good for another 10 years. My analysis, which involves checking his age and how many years other professionals have been able to play, is that he won't be playing in 8 year's time.
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      Is that really the case? Regardless of how the financials of shirt sales are structured between clubs and the shirt supplier, isn't Asia a hotbed of knockoff gear that doesn't earn anyone associated with the club any money at all?
      Sure the knock-offs will take a chunk out of the market, but because of that the market will have considerably increased.

      Ronaldo will be everywhere, therefore Juve will be everywhere.
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      Projected future earnings possible because of this deal... There's a lot more to transfers than most of us will ever know about.

      Not all transfers cost money though - Southampton bought Van Dijk for, what, £10million? Flogged him for £75m, so that's a clear profit there.
      What will be the resale recoup to Juve on Ronaldo?

      Necessarily, a player’s transfer and wages, are a cost to a club. An investment to buy success on the pitch. It’s where TV and fans money ends up.

      Ill informed guessing that his signing will be more than paid for by Adidas, shirt sale and memorabilia profits, is simply inaccurate. The writers for the broadsheets who’ve covered this myth so many times now, know far more than punters making up a fib.
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      33yo signed in a 105m fee ?
      Superb athlete with years at the top level ahead of him. Only making way for cry-baby Neymar who is not fit to lace his boots.

      Compare and contrast with the younger Wayne Rooney, who's just done the footballing equivalent of straight-to-video. Younger than Ronaldo but with all the style and athleticism of a middle-aged binman.
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      Superb athlete with years at the top level ahead of him. Only making way for cry-baby Neymar who is not fit to lace his boots.

      Compare and contrast with the younger Wayne Rooney, who's just done the footballing equivalent of straight-to-video. Younger than Ronaldo but with all the style and athleticism of a middle-aged binman.
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      Ronaldo has got to a higher top speed than any other player in the world cup at age 33 (according to the Guardian today). So not showing any obvious signs of ageing.

      Clearly age will catch up with everyone, but he is one of the new breed of super athletes and I’m going to guess he’ll still be one of the most dangerous players in the world at the world cup in Qatar.

      Despite the longevity I think he'll have, I’m not sure he’s a great signing for Juve. They’ll probably have to sell off their younger, hungrier players to meet FFP, the bandwagon and one man teamism that comes with him, they will probably find deblilitating and it’s hard to see what they are thinking their next level is. So they won’t have the same challenge for Serie A after the great Napoli sell-off, they would have won the league for the next few years with or without him. His goals might get them another round or 2 in the Champions League .. but take them all the way? Improbable.
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      If Rooney was a Scot, he’d be a hero.
      So. You managed to randomly include a Scottish angle unconnected to anything at all. Well done YOU!
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      I am guessing Real will try and buy that French player who is superb in midfield as a replacement

      You have to say they got their money's worth with Ronaldo
      They bought him for £80 mill, had 9 years of success then sold him for a £25 mill profit. That must be right up there with one of the best bits of transfer business in football history.

      Re Juve - it feels like there's a hint of ego from the board on this one, a hint of desperation that they're still in that super elite band of rich clubs (now consisting of just Man Utd, Man City, Barca, Real, PSG).
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