DOUBTS IN ITALY
The coronavirus crisis complicates the future of Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus
Published:31/03/2020 - 12:00h
Updated:2/04/2020 - 09:02h
Italy is one of the countries hardest hit by the coronavirus, and the world of football is suffering part of the consequences. The crisis could complicate the future of Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus
The coronavirus crisis has put the world of football in check, which continues to struggle in search of solutions. The various governing bodies and clubs are making a major effort to react to any possible scenario, and the goal is to be ready when the health authorities give the green light to the resumption of competitions. Of course, as many warn, nothing will ever be like before.
Italy is one of the countries hardest hit by the pandemic, and sport is not going to escape its consequences. Obviously, the worst balance is that of victims affected by the disease, but the financial blow is also worrying. The growth of Serie A in recent years could collapse due to an economy that will go from being a point in favor of its squads to becoming a dangerous warning.
According to 'Il Messagero', the future of Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus is in doubt, even despite the salary cut that the 'bianconeri' have already activated. The Portuguese pocket 31 million euros net a year, which for the entity represents an expense of 54 'kilos'. With the adverse circumstances that are foreseen even if the campaign is completed, some retouching will be needed to guarantee the sustainability of the Piedmontese.
The aforementioned means specifies that those responsible for the Turin team will meet in a few months with the crack to discuss their contract. One of their alternatives would be to maintain the commitment that binds them until 2022, without altering it and waiting for it to end. If the rumors about an extension are confirmed, the investment could be spread over three seasons instead of the two that initially arose.
But in the worst case, the 'vecchia Signora' could assess a transfer from Portuguese, a complicated mission given its needs and the demands with which it would be put up for sale. Always according to this information, after taking over their services in the summer 2018 paying more than 115 million euros to Real Madrid, no less than 70 million would be accepted to let him go. It remains to be seen if the rumors are confirmed.
Cristiano keeps looking askance at the MLS
After passing through Sporting de Portugal, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus, Cristiano could move to the United States. Numerous media affirm that, provided that Madeira does not decide to end his career in Europe, Major League Soccer is a challenge that he would like to face, because at 35 he still sees himself with energy and football. In the North American championship they would welcome him with open arms.