Juventus are contemplating cutties ties with forward Cristiano Ronaldo next summer time amid fears that his large wage is not inexpensive for the Serie A side.
I Bianconeri parted with a cool €100m to sign Ronaldo from Real Madrid in 2018, handing the Portugal international a contract worth a whopping €31m per season to persuade him to move to the Allianz Stadium.
The problem for Juventus is that Ronaldo’s wage is more than 5 occasions bigger than the second-highest earner on the club, Paulo Dybala, and when the COVID-19 outbreak has drastically slashed the club’s income, affording that sort of cash is not as simple as it was.
According to Goal’s Romeo Agresti (through Sport), Juventus do not intend to prolong Ronaldo’s contract, which expires in 2022, and they’ll as an alternative make him out there for transfer this summer time in an attempt to claw back some of the cash they have spent on him.
Club officers worry that Ronaldo has probably not justified his excessive wage, and while that is a daring declare about a player who scored 37 goals in all competitions last season, Juventus’ situation is that they have not been in a position to attain the next stage with Ronaldo within the ranks.
Winning the Serie A title has been one thing of a formality in recent years, but it is the Champions League which has eluded Juventus, and the truth that Ronaldo couldn’t stop them from exiting within the last 16 by the hands of Lyon has left some in Turin feeling annoyed.
There’s a perception that Juventus can be in the very same position even with out Ronaldo, so they’re contemplating letting him go in the summertime to assist steadiness the books.
It’s not solely the monetary side of issues which has involved Juventus. His relationship and dedication to the club have both been introduced into query lately, and there are some on the Bianconeri who assume offloading Ronaldo can be best for the group.
While he has already bagged six goals in his 4 Serie A appearances this season, Ronaldo has been branded egocentric by some onlookers, together with Fabio Capello, who criticised Ronaldo’s function within the recent 4-1 win over Ferencvaros.
Without naming names, supervisor Andrea Pirlo told Sky Sport Italia after the game that his group wanted to be much less ‘egocentric’ to guarantee they close out games earlier, referring to an incident through the game through which Ronaldo declined to go to Alvaro Morata, who was in a better position to score a goal.
It seems as although Ronaldo’s angle has annoyed some in Turin, many of whom will not be glad to be paying the 35-year-old such a excessive wage after they’re getting nothing astronomical in return.
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