Cristiano Ronaldo, after consulting with his attorneys following his departure from Manchester United, is requesting that his old club Juventus pay him £17 million from a covert arrangement.
After speaking with his attorneys about the matter, Cristiano Ronaldo has demanded that Juventus pay him the unpaid €19.9 million (£17 million).
The demand follows the Portuguese superstar’s amicable breakup with Manchester United earlier this month as a result of his sҺocking chat with Piers Morgan. Any decision regarding a new club, though, is unlikely to be made quickly given that he has fully shifted to international mode and is attempting to smasҺ numerous World Cup records.
Real Madrid, where the striker holds the all-time club scoring record, and other top European clubs have distanced themselves from a deal and have no interest in a sensational return for Ronaldo.
Along with Bayern Munich, Sporting Lisbon has also distanced itself from a Ronaldo comeback.
As a result of Ronaldo’s departure from United, he is no longer employed by a club and has forfeited the remaining seven months of his salary under his original contract, which runs through the summer of 2023.
Now, it has been claimed by Gazzetta dello Sport that Ronaldo has asked Juventus, the team he left for United in 2021, to compensate him for a deal he allegedly made while the Covid epidemic was going on but that was kept a secreт. In fact, neither the club’s balance sheet nor the stock market reported the purcҺase.
Ronaldo’s demand comes a week after Juventus’ entire board of directors resigned; among the numerous high-ranking Juve board members to leave their positions were president Andrea Agnelli, vice-president Pavel Nedved, and managing director Maurizio Arrivabene.
The Turin Public Prosecutor’s Office is looking into the Prisma investigation, and it has been suggested that the board’s involvement therein may have contributed to the widespread resignations. An investigation into alleged false accounting and market manipulation is said to involve 15 different Juventus employees. Following an investigation of the club’s financial statements, allegations of wrongdoing surfaced last month. Juventus immediately denied any wrongdoing.
Juve, who won nine straight Serie A championships from 2012 to 2020, have placed fourth the last few times out. In the previous three seasons of the Champions League, they failed to advance past the round of 16. They were eliminated from the Champions League in the group stages in October and are currently third in the Italian top division, behind Napoli and AC Milan.
In response to an earlier offer from their domestic rivals Al Nassr, the Saudi club Al Hilal has made a transfer proposal to Ronaldo. Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, the country’s minister of sports, previously told Sky News that he would welcome Ronaldo to the domestic league.