Juventus confident of signing Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid

Juventus offer €100m to Real and €30m a season to Ronaldo

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Juventus are increasingly confident of signing Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid, with the Portugal forward having agreed terms on a four-year contract worth a staggering €30m (£26.5m) a season.

Ronaldo’s future at the Bernabéu stadium has been in doubt since the victory over Liverpool in the Champions League final in May, when the 33-year-old hinted he could be about to leave by stating: “It was very nice to be at Madrid.”

Having signed a five-year contract with the triple European champions in November 2016, Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes, had hoped Real would offer him an extension but it has so far failed to materialise. There have been rumours of a breakdown in the relationship between the player and the club’s president, Florentino Pérez.
Ronaldo has already spoken to the Juventus chairman, Andrea Agnelli, and indicated his desire to move to Serie A, with the Italian champions increasingly encouraged to believe a deal for the five-times Ballon d’Or winner could be done.

Despite his release clause being set at €1bn, Juve have offered €100m (£88m) to Real and must now persuade Pérez to accept a fraction of the price they could demand. Talks are understood to be continuing between him and Mendes, with the agent thought to be line for commission worth up to €10m.

“If it happens, it will be a new chapter and a new challenge in his brilliant career,” Mendes said to Portuguese newspaper Record after a meeting with Real’s vice-president, José Ángel Sánchez. “If Cristiano Ronaldo leaves Real Madrid, he will remain eternally grateful to the club, the president, all the staff without exception, as well as the Madrid fans throughout the world.”

Gianluigi Buffon is set to complete his free transfer to Paris Saint-Germain after undergoing a medical on Friday. The former Italy goalkeeper, 40, left Juventus after 17 years last month and is expected to sign a two-year deal.

Source :

The Guardian

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