Jorge Mendes claims Cristiano Ronaldo’s best “is yet to come” as he backs the Juventus forward to surpass Pele as “the best scorer in football history”.
Ronaldo scored the 700th goal of his career during Portugal’s 2-1 defeat to Ukraine on Monday and his agent reiterated his belief that the No 7 was the “best player in the history of football”.
Mendes told Tuttosport: “His numbers don’t lie and light up the overwhelming way Cristiano Ronaldo shatters records, which elevate him to the category of best player in the history of football, with a big difference compared to the second [best] for all he achieved with the different clubs he represented, whether in England, Spain or now in Italy and also with the Portuguese national team.
“The fact is that with Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal have already played in three Finals, winning two of them.
“Cristiano has reached the remarkable milestone of 700 goals, but I have no doubt that he’ll surpass Pele as the best scorer in football history, and he’ll do it with Juventus.
“After all, 68 goals aren’t a lot for this extraordinary Cristiano Ronaldo, are they? It’s also because I’m convinced that his best is yet to come.”
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