Juventus to accept £25m offer to sell Ronaldo
The Italian giants are getting ready to go on without the superstar Cristiano Ronaldo following their latest Champions League exit. Juventus will accept as low as £25m for Ronaldo for him to leave the club this summer.
Ronaldo, 36, a Portuguese professional footballer and the first player in history to conquer 10 UEFA trophies, his £28m-per-year salary significantly dwarfing the earnings of his team-mates.
Ronaldo's current contract with the club expires in June 2022, and the club not looking at extending that deal at present.
According to Corriere dello Sport via Football Italia, Juventus will accept an offer as low as £25m to part ways with the 36-year-old, with any less than that sum resulting in a capital loss for the club.
Jorge Mendes, agent of Ronaldo, has held talks with Real Madrid over a sensational return, according to reports in Spain.
Ronaldo along with Zinedine Zidane's gained four Champions League titles in five seasons, breaking several world records all along the way.
"Fortunately, there is still a year on Ronaldo's contract, so we have time to talk to him. That's not a priority right now", Juventus CEO Fabio Patratici said.
Unfortunately, Juve's performances in European football's premier competition have decline markedly since Ronaldo's arrival, with the Italians failing to advance past the quarter-finals in each of the last three seasons.