Portuguese star, Cristiano Ronaldo stunned the world back in 2018 when he made a surprising move to Juventus after he lifted the Champions league trophy with Real Madrid of Spain. The Portugal star defiled all odds just to be in Turin, the first thing that was considered by many football critics was that the Portuguese man will have the most gory experience of his entire career in Italy due to the ruthless style of play in the Siera A.
Furthermore, it was clear that he had to have a reduction in selling price and weekly wages to be in Juventus. Because, the silver lining is that Real Madrid of Spain is no doubt the richest club in the world, hence, the will be capable of paying for the service of world class player like Cristiano Ronaldo. He made his switch to Juventus with a buy out clause of £88m, the fee might be considered small for a five times Balon D’ Or winner, however, his contract with Juventus has boosted the business line of the Italian Giant. Barely 24hrs after his move, Juventus jersey was ranked the most demanded for, the club sold over 520,000 Ronaldo jersey worth over $60 million.
When Ronaldo was in Madrid, he was no doubt one of the highest paid players in the world. As at 2016, Ronaldo was said to be earning a whopping sum of £365,000 a week before bonuses. The competition between him and his rival star, Lionel Messi is not only on the pitch of play. The duo stars compete even for the biggest earner and the richest player spot respectively.
However, while many may consider that Ronaldo has fallen from the ladder of highest earners simply because he went to Juventus, it would interest you to know that the Portugal captain is the highest earner in Italy. Ronaldo’s contract in Juventus allow him to earn about $34m/£26, this means by far, CR7 is the highest earner in Italy. Moreso, his contract will run for four years, expectedly, the star player will posed to make a total of about €120m for all his huddle in Italy.