Now Ronaldo is a Real player
As Real Madrid prepare to officially unveil Cristiano Ronaldo Dos Santo Aveiro as the latest and most expensive Galáctico, William Hill are offering a series of specials betting markets surrounding his first season with the Spanish giants.
A crowd of 80,000 fans are expected to descend on the Bernabeu stadium this evening to witness his arrival. Real Madrid's president, Florentino Pérez, only needs to charge each of them £100 for the privilege and he'll have paid for the £80M, most expensive player in the world.
The reigning FIFA World Player of the Year is clearly looking forward to completing his dream move from Manchester Utd. He scored a remarkable 117 goals in 242 starts at Old Trafford but it doesn't look like he'll be missing life in the Barclays Premier League making it quite clear that he thinks the Spanish Liga is "superior" to the English top flight.
"I think La Liga is going to have more quality because of the players that are arriving. All the players have a lot of quality and the referees protect the players," said the Portuguese star.
Among the special betting markets is the 11/10 that he scores on his debut in La Liga for Real Madrid.
The angels of destiny would not be doing their job properly if his old and new side were not to face each other in the 2009/2010 UEFA Champions League and you can take 10/1 that Ronaldo scores against Man Utd during the season.
His free kicks have have stunned many a team and he's 25/1 that he puts a direct free kick in the back of the Man Utd net.
His penalty miss in the shootout of the Champions League final against Chelsea in Moscow could have cost United that year's title. With that in mind, and after watching the video evidence below of another miss from the penalty spot against Barcelona, you could be forgiven for avoiding the 20/1 that he scores a penalty against his former club.