Transfer market: Juve dictates to Jorge Mendes the conditions to sell Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester City
Jorge Mendes, attorney of Cristiano Ronaldo, in the early afternoon of Thursday 26 August, met with the top management of Juventus, or the CEO. Maurizio Arrivabene, the vice president Pavel Nedved and the head of the sports area Federico Cherubini.
It was the Juventus club that summoned the Portuguese agent, to clarify the situation of CR7: the attacker can be relinquished, but under the conditions established by the club, thanks to a contract that provides for a further year of stay in Turin.
Cristiano Ronaldo he is 36 years old and has a decidedly onerous salary: 31 million euros net a year, which costs twice as much for Juve. Manchester City understand well how this situation represents an opportunity, also given the difficult situation of Italian football.
Hence the first proposal of the Citizens, willing to take on Ronaldo’s salary, but without paying a single euro to Juventus.
A proposal strongly rejected during the meeting with Jorge Mendes: Juve wants to sell Cristiano’s card at least 28 million euros, that is the cost still in depreciation of a club that, it is worth remembering, is listed on the stock exchange and therefore must be managed with the utmost rigor.
Then there is the question of possible technical counterparts. A complex game, which oscillates between Gabriel Jesus And Bernardo Silva, but definitely in its own right with respect to the economic one, on which the parties are still far away.
Not only. Time is running out (the transfer market closes on 31 August) e between Juve and Jorge Mendes no new appointment has been set. The chances of seeing Cristiano Ronaldo leave Italy therefore diminish, even if they don’t completely vanish. It can be said that one came out of the meeting smoked … (white) black: the chances increase that CR7 will remain at Juve until the end of his contract, but the game is not yet over.
The ball is now in the field of Jorge Mendes, who in order to move his most famous assist must convince Manchester City to offer Juventus the desired amount.