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Cristiano Ronaldo's value continues to plummet

Cristiano Ronaldo is going through the most difficult time of his career at Manchester United, with the Portuguese striker spending more time on the bench than on the field.

Add in a lack of goals and problems with manager Erik ten Hag, and it's easy to see why the striker's valuation has taken a hit as well.

The high point came at Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo became Real Madrid's most expensive signing in 2009 when he joined from United for 96 million euros.

His spectacular performances for Los Blancos saw his valuation increase to 120 million in 2014, 2015 and 2018 according to Transfermarkt.

It's why Juventus paid 112 million euros to sign CR7 in 2018, but four years later, those figures are long gone.

Now 37, the striker's lack of playing time has led to disappointing numbers for the once renowned goalscorer.

In 10 Premier League games this season, Ronaldo has made eight appearances, but only started in two of them for a total of 340 minutes.

He's only managed one league goal, and another in the Europa League.

Valuation dropping at United

As a result Transfermarkt has him valued at 20 million euros, less than half of his 45 million valuation in June 2021, when he joined Manchester United.

Cristiano's collapse has resulted in him being the 15th most valuable player at the Red Devils, with Bruno Fernandes topping the list at 85 million. He's followed by Jadon Sancho and Antony at 75 million.

When looking at the Premier League as a whole, CR7 is only the 171st most valuable player.

Cristiano's numbers in the Premier League

It's been a steady decline for Ronaldo when looking at his yearly valuation: 120 million in January 2018, 75 in December 2019, 60 in August 2020, 45 in June 2021 and 20 in September 2022.

The only time Ronaldo's value has been lower? October 2004, when the then 19-year-old was worth 18 million.

The future

Along with struggles on the field, Ronaldo will now have to deal with whatever discipline comes his way after refusing to enter the field against Tottenham.

"I've always tried to set the example myself for the youngsters that grew in all the teams that I've represented," he wrote on Instagram.

"Unfortunately that's not always possible and sometimes the heat of the moment get's the best of us.

"Right now, I just feel that I have to keep working hard in Carrington, support my teammates and be ready for everything in any given game.

"Giving in to the pressure is not an option. It never was. This is Manchester United, and united we must stand. Soon we'll be together again."

He won't take part in Manchester United's away match with Chelsea this weekend, but after that, time will tell whether he can rediscover the form that made him one of world football's brightest stars.

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