Written By Onyeka Daniel
Just as the dust surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo and his unceremonious exit from Manchester United is starting to settle, the Portuguese forward may have found himself in another issue even if it’s far less explosive than the interview he granted to Piers Morgan.
The interview caused Manchester United to mutually terminate his contract with the club with more than 6 months left on his current deal.
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Italian side, Juventus been in the news lately for financial manipulation of their books and it now appears that the club is still owing Ronaldo from the time spent with the Turin club.
Ronaldo joined Juventus in 2018 from Real Madrid for a fee of €31 million and spent three years in Turin, before leaving in the summer of 2021.
He is among the players who agreed to take a pay cut to help the club during the peak of the COVID pandemic in 2020, but investigators appear to have found evidence that Ronaldo and most of his teammates still received money from the club, without communicating it to the Italian League body or to the stock market where the club is listed on.
Federico Cherubini, Juventus’ sporting director, spoke to Andrea Agnelli about the money the club owed to Cristiano Ronaldo on August 25, 2021, days before CR7’s return to Manchester United: “€19m from the previous year and €9m from a year earlier, so €28m before taxes due to COVID,” said Cherubini, according to the report.
Cesare Gabasio, one of the club’s lawyers told Cherubini that he did not remember the exact terms of the agreement between Juventus and Ronaldo and according to the report, Juventus paid part of their debt.
But €19.9m are still pending and there is no trace of this money in the financial statement to June 2021. ‘Now that Ronaldo is jobless, who knows if he’ll show up to demand those €19.9m.’ the report ended with. These information was gotten from wiretaps of several top managers at Juventus.
After his exit from Manchester United was confirmed, Ronaldo had £500,000 worth of cars delivered to the Lisbon in Portugal, just hours before the game between Portugal and South Korea kicked off.
Due to his exit, he was forced to vacate his rented mansion in Alderley Edge, Cheshire. As a result, move his fleet of cars – that includes a £150,000 Cadillac Escalade and £300,000 Bentley Flying Spur – to a different location.
he movement caused a bit of a stir on the street of Lisbon. It’s not a given that his next club would be in Portugal though, as the player wants to fully focus on the World Cup before deciding on his future after the tournament.
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