In the three seasons he spent in Turin, he failed to bring what he was signed for. Only twice the round of 16 and one quarterfinal. But Cristiano Ronaldo (36) believes that in the next two years he can help fulfill the decades-long dream of Juventus fans - to decorate the most trophy-winning Italian club for the third time.
CR7 gave approval to his agent Jorge Mendes that he should offer Juve a continuation of cooperation, ie an extension for a year - until June 2023. Let us remind you that the current Real Madrid star's current contract expires in 12 months.
The idea of Juventus is to significantly reduce the mentioned figure for the last year of the contract. Ronaldo will now have to think hard about his future and whether it is time for his salary to be reduced. The leaders of the black and whites received information that Mendes offered Ronaldo to Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United immediately after the end of the season, but that the response of the two clubs was negative, which could be a significant trump card for the Italians in the negotiations.
In translation, their request for a salary reduction in the case of an additional year of the contract would be completely legitimate, when there is no interest from the outside ...
32 million euros a year
Gazzetta dello Sport reports that the negotiations between the two sides have not officially started yet, but that all the necessary preliminary work has been completed.
Reportedly, the heads of Juventus asked for some time to consider the situation. Cristiano currently earns 32,000,000 euros a year, and although he scored 101 goals in the first three seasons, the newly created COVID problem complicates the complete situation and positions in the negotiations.
The idea of Juventus is to significantly reduce the mentioned figure for the last year of the contract ... Ronaldo will now have to think hard about his future and whether it is time for his salary to be reduced. Given that he is 36 years old, it would be perfectly fine for his salary to be reduced, but we must not forget that Ronaldo, even though he is 36 years old, seems to be able to play football for a few more years.
It is fascinating that PSG and United rejected Mendes' proposal, but the reason is probably that both teams want to focus on younger players, and that they want to create maybe some new Ronaldo. In any case, it will be interesting to follow what will happen to Ronaldo, because it seems that the Portuguese will not give up football for a long time.