Incredible Statistic Reveals Magnitude of Cristiano Ronaldo’s Salary If He Joins Juventus

​The 30m a year that Cristiano Ronaldo will be paid if he joins Juventus will see him out-earn his club colleagues by a huge margin.

In fact, ​Mundo Deportivo reports that such a deal would mean that the 33-year-old pockets more money a year than his top five highest-earning teammates combined.

Gonzalo Higuain, Paulo Dybala, Douglas Costa, Miralem Pjanic and Sami Khedira currently earn a combined total of €29m a year.

Higuain is the best-paid of the current Juventus squad, but Ronaldo’s proposed contract could see him earning four times the 7.5m that Higuain picks up per season.

An alternative way of looking at it is that Ronaldo will earn the same as the 12 lowest-paid players on professional contracts at Juventus.

The transfer would be a major coup for the Bianconeri and it seems to be edging closer, with ​reports talking of a “total agreement” between the player and the club.

Rumours on Friday morning claimed that ​Manchester United may be interested in trying to hijack Juventus’ move for their former player, but the Turinese club remain in pole position for now.

Ronaldo joined Real Madrid from United in 2009 for a then-world record fee of £80m. He has since scored 450 goals and won eight major trophies with Los Blancos, including three consecutive Champions League titles.


On This Day in 2009: Cristiano Ronaldo Was Officially Unveiled as a Real Madrid Player

It is nine years to the day since Cristiano Ronaldo was formerly unveiled as a Real Madrid player, presented with the iconic white shirt by Bernabeu icon Alfredo Di Stefano in what can perhaps be viewed in retrospect as a passing of the baton.

Ronaldo’s world record £80m move from Manchester United, where he had spent the previous six seasons developing from inconsistent teenager to Ballon d’Or winner, was agreed in June 2009, but it was 6th July when he finally stepped out as a Real player for the first time.

Real Madrid Presents Cristiano Ronaldo As New Player

Dressed in full Real kit, the Portuguese was greeted by 80,000 fans at the Bernabeu and performed the customary waves and kick-ups that have become Galactico tradition.

“Part coronation, part Papal Mass, with a dash of rock concert thrown in. Eighty-five thousand Real Madrid fans on Monday night attended the church of Cristiano Ronaldo at the Bernabeu before 50 or so delirious stage invaders chased him from it. It only served to add to the atmosphere. This was the ascension of Cristiano,” was the description from journalist Rory Smith in Madrid that day.

“This is the completion of my boyhood dream, to be a Real Madrid player,” Ronaldo said as he addressed his adoring public.

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Hard as it may be to remember now given the scale of the CR7 brand, he was wearing the number nine shirt at the time. For one more season, Real’s number seven would still belong to club captain and Madrid legend Raul.

Over nine years, Ronaldo has done for Real what even the most optimistic Madridistas could have dreamed of. He helped deliver the elusive Decima in 2014, adding an 11th, 12th and now 13th continental title to further cement the club’s place as undisputed kings of Europe.

He has broken countless records, including surpassing Di Stefano and then Raul, in the goal standings to become Real’s leading scorer of all time. To date, Ronaldo has netted 450 goals in Real colours, remarkably in only 438 games, a new benchmark that will almost certainly never be broken.

He has collected four Ballon d’Or awards as a Real player and his achievements with Los Blancos last season are sure to bring a sixth overall come December, breaking the his own current joint record of wins and bettering Lionel Messi.

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If Ronaldo really is to join Juventus in a €100m deal this summer, something that is looking increasingly likely, his nine years at Real will never ever be forgotten.


Ronaldo’s Agent Comments on Speculation as Details of Forward’s Potential Juventus Pay Cut Revealed

​Cristiano Ronaldo‘s agent Jorge Mendes has commented on the rumours regarding a potential move to Juventus for the Portugal international this summer.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner is believed to be on the brink of leaving ​Real Madrid for the Italian side ahead of next season and all notable outlets are reporting news pointing in that direction.

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Following his lifting of the Champions League trophy at the end of last season, Ronaldo seemed to hint that his time at the Bernabeu was up. 

He has very recently been linked with a switch to the Turin-based side, while it’s also being reported that Los Blancos have accepted a £100m offer for their superstar.

Mendes has given his take on the speculation. And without confirming anything, his hypothetical syntax further hints a move is on the cards.

“If he left the Blancos, it would simply be a new stage and a new challenge of his extraordinary career,” the agent said, via Gazzetta dello Sport.

“If he leaves, he will be eternally grateful to the club, president, executives, medical staff, company employees, supporters and all the Madridistas

 around the world.”

Juventus are expected to ​part with the aforementioned £100m sum to get the deal over the line. And, according to Gianluca Di Marzio, the Serie A champions are looking to agree a four-year deal worth £7.5m per year with the Portuguese superstar.

The figure does represent a huge wage drop for Ronaldo, who is currently on £15m-a-year at Real.

It was previously thought that the player was bent on leaving the side due to not being paid his perceived worth, yet if the above proposal is agreed over, he certainly couldn’t be accused of chasing the money.


Real Madrid Announce Signing of Real Sociedad Right Back Alvaro Odriozola on 6 Year Deal

Real Madrid have announced reaching a six-year deal with Real Sociedad right back Alvaro Odriozola.

The 22-year-old, who joined Sociedad’s academy in 2006, made his senior debut in a 2-0 win against Malaga in January of last year and has gone on to make 50 appearances for the side.

He has since been called up to the Spanish national side, earning his first cap last October in a World Cup qualifying win over Albania, and was a member of their 23-man squad for the tournament in Russia.

“Real Madrid CF and Real Sociedad have agreed to the transfer of the player Álvaro Odriozola, pending the medical examination,” Los Blancos confirmed via their official website on Thursday.  

“The player is linked to the club for the next six seasons.”

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Madrid did not specify a transfer sum, but reports indicate that they have paid €30m for the player, agreeing a further €5m in performance based add-ons.


Cristiano Ronaldo Edging Closer to Real Madrid Exit After ‘Total Agreement’ With Juventus Over Wages

​Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo seems to be inching ever closer to an unthinkable exit from the club to join Juventus after the latest gossip from Spain suggests that the five time Ballon d’Or winner has accepted the rumoured contract on offer from the Italian champions.

Pace has gathered in recent days after it was initially alleged in Spain that Juve had submitted a €100m bid for Ronaldo. Sky Sports later chimed in with their own sources to claim that Real were actually ‘considering’ the offer rather than rejecting it out of hand.

Now, AS has reported that Ronaldo has already had a ‘total agreement’ with Juve over personal terms ‘for weeks’ and will accept an annual salary of €30m to move to Italy. The 33-year-old is said to be ‘fully determined’ to leave Los Blancos in the ‘coming days’.

AS notes that the only thing left for this monumental potential deal to go through is an agreement between the two clubs over the formal transfer fee.

Juve chief executive Giuseppe Marotta did not play down the growing Ronaldo speculation when questioned on the matter, while Real president Florentino Perez is reportedly seeking urgent ‘crisis talks’ with Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes.

It would appear that Perez is keen on learning what Ronaldo’s true wishes are. But, according to Marca, the Portuguese veteran is ‘ more likely to leave than not’ and cites only the feeling of being unwanted and his soured relationship with Perez as factors, not money.

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Ronaldo finished the 2017/18 with the fifth Champions League title of his career, his fourth with Real. And, despite Portugal’s elimination from the World Cup in the first knockout round, he is favourite to win the Ballon d’Or this year, his sixth overall and one better than Lionel Messi.


Real Madrid’s Julen Lopetegui Reportedly Sees Dani Ceballos as a Vital Player Ahead of Next Season

​Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui has confirmed that youngster Dani Ceballos will play a more important role for the Spanish giants next season.

The talented Spaniard is highly regarded, but only featured 12 times in Real’s La Liga campaign in the 2017/18 season, playing an average of just 33 minutes across those games.

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Things appear to be looking up for Ceballos though, with the arrival of Lopetegui appearing to signal a turnaround in the Spaniard’s fortunes. 

The new manager is well aware of Ceballos’ talent, given the youngster played under him when he was coaching Spain’s Under-21 side.

Whilst his tenure as Spain boss may have ended controversially, Lopetegui appears to be well underway in his preparations for the new season as Real boss, with Ceballos one of the main players set to benefit from his leadership.

It does however appear that Real are resigned to losing Mateo Kovacic this summer. The Croatian signed for Real from Inter in a deal worth €22m in the summer of 2015, but has struggled to hold down a consistent starting spot in the Madrid first team.

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Whilst no offers have yet been tabled for the midfielder, opportunities for game time could be limited once again next season, with the world class pairing of Luka Modric and Toni Kroos still dominating the Real midfield. With more chances also being afforded to Ceballos, it seems that Kovacic could be on his way.


Cristiano Ronaldo Is Exactly What Juventus Need to Finally Win the Champions League

​The talk of the week, in between all of the World Cup drama, has been the rumours of ​Cristiano Ronaldo making the move to Turin to join Italian league champions ​Juventus.

Juventus have become an indomitable force in Serie A, having now won the Scudetto in the past seven seasons consecutively.

Cristiano Ronaldo, meanwhile, has made himself the expert force on European success with Real Madrid. In May, he won a record fifth Champions League title for himself, and a third consecutive for his club.

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Together, it would be reasonable to presume, the Italian giants’ European woes may finally be behind them.

Juventus last won a European trophy when the lifted the Champions League in the 1995/96 season – over 20 years ago now.

2016-17 UEFA Champions League - Real Madrid vs Atletico de Madrid

Even at the age of 33, Cristiano Ronaldo shows no signs of slowing down or approaching the twilight years of his career any time soon, so the Italian champions could capitalise massively.

They have an immensely talented squad, with a remarkably deep talent pool of youngsters ready to offset the senior squad too, but for whatever reason they just seem to lack that extra, necessary spark in Europe.

Perhaps it is because of a lack of one real, standout talent, who can make a difference for La Vecchia Signora in the clutch moments.

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There is no denying who the Juventus talisman has been for the past few years: Gianluigi Buffon.

He’s been incredible, and a world class goalkeeper like that can keep you in matches and win you games, but it doesn’t typically drive you to European glory.

Instead, what is required is a larger-than-life figurehead upfront. Someone who, when the game isn’t going your way or things aren’t coming together, can hoist the team and the match itself onto their shoulders and carry their side to glory.

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Cristiano Ronaldo is the type of player who can do that.

He lives, breathes and exists for football. For victory. For glory.

Should he move to Juventus, the Portuguese playmaker isn’t going to be content settling for just reaching the latter stages of European competitions. He’s going to be wanting to continue raising the ultimate prize in his hands at the end of each season.

Especially now, having missed out on one of his most sought-after prizes for another four years.

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Despite showing his individual brilliance throughout his appearances at the tournament, his Portugal team crashed out of the World Cup far earlier than he would have wanted.

He lifted the European Championship in 2016 with a side not deemed particularly impressive, so to go out as early as he did in these tournament finals, he is going to be determined to prove any potential critics wrong next season.

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Ronaldo is a perfectionist in every sense of the word. The World Cup exit was a blemish, and one he will want to bury down deep beneath further successes.

At Juventus, he all but knows he’d have the Serie A title wrapped up. Juventus have managed it for the past seven years without fail, without his quality – and make no mistake, that is exactly what he adds to the team, quality.

Italian cup competitions would be nice bonuses, but they would matter little to him. It would just leave the European glory remaining – and as such, you could guarantee he would be driving I Bianconeri forward in every match.

Juventus are difficult opposition to have to face in Europe even now, without Ronaldo. They’ve got a talented side and they can cause real problems, but they’re manageable. It’s tough, but they can be beaten.

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With Ronaldo leading the line, it becomes a very different prospect.

Will he leave Real Madrid to join the Italian champions this summer? Nobody can say for definite. However, if Juventus are truly serious about lifting the top European trophy next season, then they should be readying their cheque books to whatever cost is necessary.


Juventus Chief Hints at Interest in Cristiano Ronaldo as Rumours Continue to Grow

​It is one of the most talked about potential moves of the summer, and the possibility of Cristiano Ronaldo moving from ​Real Madrid to ​Juventus appears to be growing by the day. 

According to Italian publication​ Gianluca Di Marzio, when questioned about the prospect of Juventus making a bid for the Portuguese star their CEO Giuseppe Marotta responded by saying: “Can the fans dream of Ronaldo? I can’t say…”

His refusal to downright reject the idea of the move has led some fans to believe that there could be real substance to the transfer rumour, and there is also speculation that a formal bid of around £88m will soon be made for the player.

​​Ronaldo has been rumoured to be leaving Madrid ever since last season’s Champions League final, when at the end of the game his comments seemed to suggest he had been thinking about moving on from the club.

His bicycle kick goal against Juventus in the quarter finals drew a standing ovation from all inside the stadium in Turin, and perhaps such a gesture could have contributed to Ronaldo seeking a move to the club. 

Whilst on the surface £88m seems like a lot of money for a 33-year-old player, Ronaldo is no ordinary player, and if the move does happen it will seem like something of a coup for Juventus and has the potential to boost the image of Serie A too. 

Whether wages will prove an issue remains to be seen, with Ronaldo currently on a reported £18.5m per year. Nevertheless, after nearly ten hugely successful years at Madrid, where he has won all there is to win and established himself as a legend at the club, perhaps the time is right for both parties to move on.


West Ham Approach Real Madrid for Wantaway Midfield Star Mateo Kovačić

West Ham have opened talks with Real Madrid over Croatian midfielder Mateo Kovačićwho is keen to depart the Santiago Bernabeu this summer. 

The 24-year-old has become disillusioned with his lack of game time in the Spanish capital, and has been unimpressed by conversations with new manager Julen Lopetegui over his proposed role at the club.


Kovačić has reportedly made his feelings known to Real’s board, and it seems his desire to play regular first team football will take preference over club status for Croatian.

The industrious midfielder is sure to attract plenty of interest from Europe’s top leagues with Juventus and Tottenham among the highest profile clubs previously linked with a move for the player.

It is the Hammers who have made the first move though, with TuttoMercato confirming that representatives from both sides have been in contact over a potential deal.

The Hammers hope new manager Manuel Pellegrini’s impressive reputation, as well as the promise of regular first team football, will be enough to convince Kovačić to make the switch to the Premier League.

Kovačić has made 73 appearances for Real Madrid since his move from Inter Milan and can be deployed in a number of midfield positions. He has also made 45 appearances for the Croatian national team, and is currently away with them at the World Cup.

West Ham meanwhile are looking for a marquee signing after a disappointing campaign last season. Kovačić would certainly fit the billing, with the Croatian having won three successive Champions League crowns.


Pellegrini may have to shift some of the deadwood first though, as reports suggest Real Madrid could demand as much as €50m for their prized asset, with Los Blancos seemingly in no hurry to sell.


Is It Happening? Juventus Closing in on €100m Deal as Ronaldo ‘Considers Leaving Real Madrid’

Hold on to your hats, people. This one is gathering pace.

​​Real Madrid are on the verge of accepting a €100m bid from Juventus for Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo, and the player himself is believed to be open to the move as he grows “increasingly far” from the European champions.

It’s strange to think about. If anyone has ever considered Ronaldo’s genuine potential to move, they’ve only ever looked as far as Paris Saint-Germain or linked him to a long awaited return to Manchester United. But as of right now, his next destination would be neither of these two clubs – and instead, the reigning Italian champions.

Ronaldo’s future has been the subject of intense speculation for years. But the Portuguese star threw his future into a world of uncertainty shortly after lifting the Champions League trophy in May, claiming that he would “update fans on his future in the next few days” after sitting and enjoying the triumph. 

Ronaldo initially backtracked on his comments, but speculation remains. The curious thing this time, though, is that all of the talk being pedalled about his exit is coming from Madrid mouthpieces in the press. ​One major update came on Tuesday morning.

El Chiringuito TV reported on Tuesday that the Old Lady have submitted a €100m bid for the 33-year-old, and that Los Blancos will accept it. ​Marca go on to echo those claims, and step it up further by reporting they will pay him €30m a year until 2022. This money, at least according the report, is manageable for the Turin-based giants.


Marca also claim that Ronaldo – who did have a €1bn release clause in his contract – is in possession of documentation that could allow him to leave for much, much less (the quoted €100m, perhaps) should he wish to do so. One of the stipulations in the documentation is that Real can choose not to sell to a direct rival – but how that is defined remains to be seen.

Italian outlet Tuttosport, meanwhile, are reporting that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner is considering leaving Real and joining Juve, as the Serie A champions draft out a plan which would leave them financially capable of signing him. Ronaldo is intrigued, and is said to be motivated by the notion of him leading the side to Europe’s summit for the first time since 1996.

Another thing to consider is Ronaldo is believed to be desperate to escape Spain following his tax fraud scandal. The winger-turned-striker feels as though he hasn’t received enough support from his current club in light of the situation, and has demanded a new contract that drastically increases his wages if he is to stay.

Madrid, who continue to be linked with a move for Neymar, are believed to be willing to let him go, and Ronaldo’s sale would help fund a move for the Brazilian (as well as free up a space on the pitch).

€100m for a man who turns 34 in Feburary would be something quite incredible, and it would open the door for Los Blancos to go full steam ahead on Neymar, too.

Of course, ​they don’t want him though.