According to reliable Italian economic journalist Marco Bellinazzo, Juventus can sell Cristiano Ronaldo before the end of his contract.
Cristiano Ronaldo joined Juventus in the summer last year in a stunning 110m euro deal from Real Madrid. He has since become one of the key figures inside the Juventus camp.
The Portuguese forward is currently the highest goalscorer in the Serie A, and the top scorer for Juventus across all competitions. He is yet to make his mark in the Champions League, however.
Ronaldo has scored only one goal in this season of the European competition, and needs to find his goalscoring flair in the return leg against Atletico Madrid as Juventus face the danger of elimination.
Meanwhile, a reliable economic journalist, Marco Bellinazzo, has made a rather concerning claim about Ronaldo’s future at the club. He stated that Juventus might be prepared to sell the Portuguese forward before the end of his contract at the club.
“There is an even more dangerous player for the opponent than Cristiano Ronaldo, it’s the Cristiano Ronaldo that didn’t score in the previous match.” Carlo Ancelotti pic.twitter.com/f8D7xJb5rE
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@TeamCRonaldo) February 27, 2019
World’s highest-paid athletes, 2018. ($ million)
Floyd Mayweather: 285
Leo Messi: 111
Cristiano Ronaldo: 108
Conor McGregor: 99
LeBron James: 85.5
Roger Federer: 77.2
Stephen Curry: 76.9
Matt Ryan: 67.3
— The Spectator Index (@spectatorindex) February 27, 2019
In a conversation with Radio Amore Campania, as quoted by Calciomercato, Bellinazzo argued that Juventus might take the bizarre step due to the high costs incurred by the club on Ronaldo every year.
Juventus have recently approved a 175m euros bond according to Calciomercato, which “could be used to cover the debts or to improve the growth of the club.”
Speaking about Ronaldo’s transfer, Bellinazzo said, “I’ve always said that the project of Cristiano Ronaldo is destined to last less than four years.
“I believe Juve can sell him before the end of his contract because he costs €80 million-a-year.”
He, however, admitted that Ronaldo is a huge source of earning for Juventus, which is good for the club.
Just deeped the fact Ronaldo was robbed of so many individual awards last season. He deffo deserved the uefa best player and Puskas award the others are debatable.
— Fake (@IconicCristiano) February 27, 2019
Benzema’s words about playing for Ronaldo shouldn’t be surprising. Usually, when a player is the clear superstar, others change their game to get the absolute maximum out of said superstar. It’s only natural Benzema ‘adapted’ to Ronaldo. They complemented each other perfectly.
— Xav Salazar (@XavsFutbol) February 26, 2019
Cristiano Ronaldo has Most UEFA Champions League goals scored in a calendar year: 19 goals in 2017 pic.twitter.com/JzHqoz4a4J
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@TeamCRonaldo) February 26, 2019
“However, despite that, having Ronaldo in the team is very good in sporting terms but can also help the finances of the club. After that Ronaldo arrived Juve signed a new agreement with Adidas. They used to take € 23 million from the sponsorship with Adidas, now they will take € 50 million.”
Juventus’ total expenditure on Ronaldo across the four years of his contract is expected to be around 340 million euros (as released by a study from KPMG International Cooperative)