In Italy, they believe that the coronavirus crisis could alienate Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus

In Italy, they believe that the coronavirus crisis could alienate Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus

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FILED – 11 December 2019, North Rhine-Westphalia, Leverkusen: Juventus’s Cristiano Ronaldo warms up pior to the start of the UEFA Champions League Group D soccer match between Bayer Leverkusen and Juventus Turin in the BayArena. Cristiano Ronaldo has addressed his followers from his native island of Madeira, urging them to stay at home and support health workers during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Rolf Vennenbernd / dpa

Juventus does not escape the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. And that the campus of the Vecchia Signora, with Cristiano Ronaldo at the helm, accepted that he was will cut wages Between March and June of this year, the club will spend around 90 million euros less than its annual budget.

However, this saving is not enough to alleviate the shock. According to reports Il MessageroJuventus needs to keep cutting to be sustainable until the economy settles.

Thus, the leadership designed a sustainability plan that forces them to cut some 50 million euros a year. And the easiest way to reach that figure without damaging the club’s structure is, according to the Italian newspaper, is save CR7 salary.

At this time, while the Portuguese pass the mandatory quarantine on his native Madeira Island, those who manage the Turin club evaluate three alternatives for next season.

The first option is to sell Cristiano Ronaldo to a club other than Serie A of Italy. Whoever puts more than 75 million euros could keep the fantastic Portuguese striker, who is already 35 years old. Can he consummate his return to Real Madrid to face Lionel Messi face to face again?

The other two options would not imply the departure of CR7, but they could push him to the determination to leave Juve. The first would be to remain at the club, but knowing that the contract that will end in June 2022 will not be renewed or improved. The other is to sign a revalidation until 2023, but accepting a significant reduction in his salary.

The ball is at Cristiano Ronaldos feet. And also of the club that, through the coronavirus crisis, has the cash to win one of the best players in recent times.


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