- Jul 30, 2004
Ignoring other factors, just the presence of Ronaldo puts us in the "CL contender" conversation. Without him we'd drop at least a level or two. We'd be incredibly stupid to sell him and not capitalize on the opportunity we have this summer to strengthen our midfield and hopefully push for the CL next year.
Ronaldo alone puts us in the "Cl contender" conversation only if the conversation is held by ignorants or fanboys(in most of the cases it's actually both).
Put Khedira, Berna, Matuidi,De Sciglio, an aging Chiello, an uninterested Alex Sandro behind him and see if he can win the CL alone.
I don't care if he is the second coming of Pele or whatever, just send him to Paris to break records and bang goals against French teams, and let's focus in rebuilding our team.