Juventus want to transfer list their megastar, Cristiano Ronaldo.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner earns a whopping 31 million euros per year at Juventus as per his current contract. The Italian giants are planning not to raise the renewal and put him on the market this summer, a year before his contract ends. The aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic has cost the Bianconeri so much that they cannot afford the wages of the Portuguese star.
Ronaldo has come out as coronavirus-negative only recently and starred in a 4-1 win over Ferencvaros in the Champions League. The former Real Madrid star has returned to his goals scoring form. He scored 2 against Spezia and also had his name on the scorecard in the 1-1 draw at Lazio, but his leadership in the Turin team is beginning to be discussed. Ronaldo earns almost as much as five times more than that of the second-highest-paid player at Turin which is Paulo Dybala. in these tough times, Juve are shying away from allowing a 31-million per annum contract.
As per reports from Sport, Juventus are considering not to present him with the renewal of his contract, which expires in June 2022, and placing him on the market next summer. This is an attempt to try and recover part of the 100 million they invested in 2018, when they signed him from Real Madrid.
The Serie A champions reportedly believe that renewing Ronaldo’s contract will be a big risk especially considering the fact that he is already 35 years old and will need to assess his possibilities of departure soon.
Juventus roped in Cristiano with hopes of winning the Champions League. A trophy that has long eluded them, but although Cristiano has managed to rack up impressive numbers, the Old Lady haven’t been able to lay their hands anywhere close to the coveted trophy. Not just that but the Turin management believe that his attitude is also causing problems in the dressing room atmosphere as well as the wage bill. It looks like we will be seeing him donning new colors sooner than expected.
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