Football Italia says an investigation has been opened into Juventus following reports that it had secretly agreed to pay players’ salaries during the first few months of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, despite despite publicly stating that pay has been temporarily suspended.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Ronaldo wants Juventus to pay him a fee of 19.9 million euros agreed in 2020. The Portuguese superstar publicly agreed to a pay cut but secretly signed an agreement with the club, ensuring he received the amount of 19.9 million euros even when leaving Turin.
Ronaldo has called on a team of lawyers to look into the situation at Juventus and study the balance sheet of the “Old Lady” before making his request. Previously, he asked Juventus to pay the above amount, but the Serie A team made it clear that there was no debt to the 37-year-old striker.
On December 1, former Juventus president Cobolli Gigli said that the recruitment of Ronaldo was one of the reasons for the team’s financial difficulties.
“When Andrea Agnelli became the club’s president, he convinced him to sign Ronaldo because it would bring huge commercial revenue, bringing Juventus closer to the chance to win the Champions League. However, later on, the first investment. Investing in Ronaldo proved to be too expensive. Meanwhile, Fabio Paratici, who promoted the signing of CR7, continued to have other investments in the stars, causing the team to lose revenue and expenditure, “the former Juventus president said.
Ronaldo joined Juventus in 2018 for £ 100 million from Real Madrid, playing for 3 seasons from 2018-2021, with a salary of 30 million euros per season. In these 3 years, the Portuguese superstar scored 81 goals, helping Juventus win 2 Serie A titles, a Coppa Italia and 2 Italian Super Cups.
Duy Minh | 20:03 04/12/2022