Ex-Inter star Nicolas Burdisso believes an upgrade in stadiums and structures will help Serie A sides afford more players like Cristiano Ronaldo.
Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus has not just helped the club but the Serie A at large.
Since his arrival in 2018, the Italian top-flight has seen more patronage from many and even an increase in sponsorship deals.
On the pitch, Ronaldo continues to deliver like a fine wine with a tally of 83 goal contributions from 89 games in a Juventus jersey.
Off the pitch, his impact remains visible with Juventus boasting record shirt-sales numbers since his arrival. On social media, their fans saw an exponential rise in what can be attributed to the CR7 effect.
His impact on the Serie A is there for all to see and it could help Italian football even more if more high-calibre players came into the mix.
The Serie A doesn’t boast the same appeal currently as they once did in the 1980s and 90s but Burdisso is confident they can get back to that level.
A certain level of upgrade must take place with stadiums and structures all over for Serie A sides believes the 39-year-old.
Burdisso is the current sporting director for Boca Juniors but has a special affinity for the Serie A having starred for Inter, Roma and Torino in his playing days.
“After the lockdown, Serie A was undoubtedly the best league, with different types of football on show,” Burdisso told Corriere dello Sport.
“There is a path that Italian football must face quickly and that is to improve some structures. Once completed, he will be able to afford not just one Ronaldo, but two, three, four Ronaldos.”
But in reality, is there any other player out there like Ronaldo? We doubt there is.