Portuguese winger’s move to Juventus look more likely by the each passing day.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s move away from Real Madrid has spiced up the newspapers this week, with Italian giants, Juventus, most likely to land the 33-year-old.
According to Spanish outlet Marca, the deal is expected to spice up after representatives from Turin arrive in Spain for the negotiations, with Real Madrid firmly standing their ground.
With Cristiano Ronaldo’s release clause set at 1 billion euros, the fee is unrealistic for any club to pay. On the other hand, Juventus have prepared an offer for around 100 million euros.
Reports further reveal that the arrival of Juventus CEO Giuseppe Marotta and sporting director Fabio Paratici in Madrid is likely to finalize a deal.
Marca further reports that the Portuguese international was told in the January window that he could leave for 100 million euros if he intended to. With Cristiano reportedly having agreed personal terms with the Serie A champions, it seems that the fee will be around 100 million euros only.
Nevertheless, the Los Blancos are still confident that Cristiano Ronaldo will make a change in his decision and will stay at the Santiago Bernabeu. However, that looks highly unlikely now.
Real Madrid have continued to stick to the 1 billion euros release clause in Cristiano’s contract until an official offer from the Turin club arrives. Moreover, the La Liga giants also want Cristiano Ronaldo to publicly explain his reason behind moving away from the Spanish capital.
This past Wednesday, Cristiano’s agent, Jorge Mendes, had a meeting with club’s vice-president, Jose Angel Sanchez to discuss about the 33-year-old’s departure.
“If it happens, it will be a new chapter and a new challenge in his brilliant career,” Mendes was quoted by Record after the meeting. “If Cristiano Ronaldo leaves Real Madrid, he will remain eternally grateful to the club, the president, all the staff without exception, as well as the Madrid fans throughout the world.”
Marca also reports that the club will have a board of directors meeting on Tuesday, in which the economic outcomes of the previous season will be revealed. Along with that, the hot topic of Cristiano’s departure will also be discussed.