Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Juventus is almost sealed, according to various reports from Spain and Italy.
The Portuguese winger is at the centre of a big transfer speculation ever since his national team, Portugal crashed out of the World Cup last week. Juventus are reportedly set to sign the player on a €100m deal.
It is now reported by Marca that Ronaldo rejected a €200m bid from an unnamed Chinese Super League club to push for his move to the Juventus. The Italian champions are keen on signing Cristiano Ronaldo, and the Portuguese winger is equally interested in moving out of the Real Madrid.
According to MARCA, Cristiano Ronaldo still sees himself as able of playing for a top European club, and identifies Juventus as an exciting project. Many top players, including Carlos Tevez, Oscar, and most recently Paulinho, play in the Chinese Super League.
MARCA also reports that Ronaldo insists on ending his career in the Major League Soccer (MLS) in the United States, on a “specific project.”
Earlier, the club reportedly told Ronaldo that he will have to first publicly announce his desire to leave the club. If he does so, Real Madrid will let the Portuguese star go.
Marca reports that the club will be ready to lower Ronaldo’s release clause from one billion euros to 100 million euros – only if Ronaldo agrees to fulfil Real Madrid’s condition.
The Portuguese winger’s agent, Jorge Mendes met Real Madrid’s general manager Jose Angel Sanchez to discuss Ronaldo’s transfer.