With Juventus’ reported interest in Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the biggest potential sticking points was always going to be the massive salary that he would command.
We’ve heard that the figure is in the neighborhood of €30 million net. And, according to one of Spain’s biggest sports dailies, that’s what Juve and Ronaldo have agreed upon.
According to Madrid-based outlet AS — say what you want because it’s not like they’re much better than Tuttosport most of the time — Juventus and Ronaldo have agreed to personal terms and that aforementioned €30 million annual salary. And not only have they agreed to it, but they did so two weeks ago, which is rather convenient — or confusing — seeing as Ronaldo did so while he was still on international duty with Portugal at the World Cup in Russia.
Parece que sólo queda el acuerdo entre clubeshttps://t.co/EO5VJH8h0U— AS (@diarioas) July 5, 2018
While we mention this tidbit from AS, it’s certainly worth noting that one of the biggest talking points in this whole three-day flurry of Ronaldo-related is this whole thing may well be a ploy to just get Good Ol Cristiano a brand new contract — and a hefty raise — at Real Madrid. And, just as AS reported about Juve agreeing to personal terms with Ronaldo, Real Madrid offering up a brand new deal is something that The Daily Record’s Duncan Castle, who has a good relationship with Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes, has brought forward.
That’s after reports out of Spain late Wednesday night involved Mendes holding a meeting with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez to discuss Ronaldo’s future (and probably any kind of way to keep CR7 in Madrid for the foreseeable future).
So, yeah. Nothing is really clear. And it’s not like Beppe Marotta, a guy who has consistently commented on transfer rumors over his time with Juventus, helped give us a clue as to where something incredibly massive like this might stand with his essential “no comment” remark earlier in the day on Wednesday.