Five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo has decided to stay at Juventus for another year, according to Portuguese journalist Pedro Sepulveda (via Juvefc.com).
Cristiano Ronaldo joined Juventus from Real Madrid three years ago in a deal worth €117 million. Despite achieving individual success in Turin, Cristiano Ronaldo’s future was in jeopardy after the Portuguese superstar was reportedly unhappy after losing out on the Serie A title to Inter Milan.
However, according to the aforementioned source from Portugal, Cristiano Ronaldo has decided to stay in Turin, with his agent Jorge Mendes set to fly out to Italy to meet the Juventus directors and negotiate a new deal.
The 36-year-old forward currently has just one year remaining on his Juventus contract. The prospect of Cristiano Ronaldo not signing a new deal had attracted a host of elite European clubs including Real Madrid, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain.
Cristiano Ronaldo is presently on vacation after leading Portugal to the final rounds of Euro 2020, where he scored five goals and placed himself in contention for the Golden Boot.
On this day, three years ago, Juventus signed Cristiano Ronaldo for €100m from Real Madrid. pic.twitter.com/kNta4AxdXI
— EUROs Tweet (@Football__Tweet) July 10, 2021
Cristiano Ronaldo is poised to extend his contract with Juventus for another year.
Cristiano Ronaldo is set to sign a new one-year contract with Juventus, keeping him at the club until 2023.
Some analysts and experts believe Juventus is taking a huge financial risk by spending close to €30 million every year on the 36-year-old. The Old Lady, on the other hand, is willing to take a chance. Cristiano Ronaldo was the leading scorer in the previous Serie A season, with 29 goals, and is the favorite to win the Golden Boot at Euro 2020. The five-time Ballon d’Or champion isn’t slowing down any time soon.
Cristiano Ronaldo, according to Pedro Sepulveda, has no choice but to remain in Turin. In these poor economic times, no other team could afford his exorbitant salaries. Sepulveda said in a Twitch interview with Fabrizio Romano:
“I don’t believe Cristiano Ronaldo will leave Real Madrid. He doesn’t have a clear path out. There isn’t any kind of formal offer. PSG will not match Juve’s offer of € 31 million a year. He’ll stay until his contract expires.”
“I don’t think Cristiano Ronaldo will leave. He has no solid way out. There is no formal offer. PSG will not offer him € 31m / year like Juve. He will stay until the end of his contract “-
— CristianoXtra (@CristianoXtra_) July 9, 2021
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