The highest paid footballer in Serie A – Cristiano Ronaldo is likely to leave Italy when the season comed to an end. Earning a whopping £27.5 million per season guaranteed until June 2022, Ronaldo is under a contract with the Italian giants Juventus. However, amid the Coronavirus pandemic it appears increasingly likely that the Serie A season might come to a premature end. Also Read - For Ronaldo, 'Messi is Number One' But Cristiano Not Even in His Top-Five List
The COVID-19 outbreak is crippling across Europe and Juventus are no different. It has also sparked reports that the 35-year-old ace footballer could leave for £63m in the summer with the Turin club unable to foot the bill. As per the reports if the Portugal captain decides to leave Juventus, he will only have to choose between former club Manchester United and French giants – Paris Saint-Germain. Also Read - Manchester United Extend Nigerian Ighalo's Loan Deal
Ronaldo’s stature and his achievements are still idolised at Old Trafford where he made a name for himself between 2003 and 2009. While PSG are one of the few clubs which would be able to afford him. And if they lose either Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, PSG will go hard in the market to rope in a big name. Also Read - La Liga Live Streaming And Full Fixtures: Where to Watch in India and Stream Online
Ronaldo’s former club – Real Madrid could have also possibly afford his wages to bring him back to the Bernabeu. But it appears that they have already moved on beyond him and are already mulling other alternatives.
Earlier, Juventus players including Ronaldo accepted wage reduction for the next four months. That will save the club a massive £80m which can be used to overcome the losses occured due to COVID-19.
Ronaldo end up losing around £10m in the coming months from the wage cut. Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli is confident of agreeing terms on a new deal until 2024 with the Portuguese, cementing the forward’s legendary status at the club.