Cristiano Ronaldo might be pushed out of Juventus this summer due to his mammoth wage demands, suggests Guillem Balague.
Not even the biggest football clubs are able to cope up with the financial crisis brought down by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
In a time when there’s no matchday income and TV sponsorships have dried up, many clubs are finding it hard to keep paying their own players, let alone sign new ones.
Juventus are one such club. And in order to cope up with the heavy financial burden, they are reportedly willing to let go of their star player Cristiano Ronaldo.
According to Spanish football expert Guillem Balague, Juve are willing to offload Ronaldo, who takes home an astronomical €31 million per year. He adds that they have offered their talisman to several European elites, including FC Barcelona.
If Balague is to be believed, it would be a spectacle to watch Ronaldo and Lionel Messi playing alongside each other on the same team, something which football fans have been wanting to see for a long time.
“The reason why Cristiano Ronaldo has been linked to PSG is not so much that PSG are thinking of getting him,” he told BBC Radio 5 Live. “It is because Jorge Mendes [his agent] has been given instructions to find a team for Ronaldo.
“We’ve seen this in the last six months, he was linked to Real Madrid. They said no chance, he’s not coming back.
“And there’s been talks about the MLS because Juventus want to get rid of that wage. He’s been offered everywhere, including Barcelona.”