To be clear, we’re talking about the original Ronaldo. The greatest Ronaldo. “Fat” Ronaldo to all y’all disrespectful kids.
The 25-year-old Luis Muriel had been called the Colombian Ronaldo on occasion, especially back a few years ago when he looked to be next best thing to come out of Udinese (after they sold off Alexis Sanchez).
Though Muriel has managed to replicate some of Ronaldo’s weight issues, he’s not quite managed to replicate Ronaldo’s goal-scoring exploits (not even close). As that needed change of scenery, he transferred to Sampdoria from Udinese in January 2015 on a loan-to-buy for €12m.
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