Why is Cristiano Ronaldo dragging Juventus to court? Investigating the rift between the Portuguese icon, Turin outfit

Out of sheer generosity, Cristiano Ronaldo agreed to defer his Juventus wages at the time COVID struck. The 5-time Ballon d’Or winner agreed to temporarily forgo €20 million (£17m/$21m) in his effort to alleviate the old lady’s financial woes. The deferred wage remains unpaid to this day.

The 38-year-old has taken a more serious step by preparing to initiate legal action against his former club. It’s worth noting that Juventus had also requested their former star striker, Paulo Dybala, to defer his wages during the pandemic, suggesting that this issue extends beyond just Ronaldo’s situation.

Ronaldo reportedly to sue Juventus

It is reported that the deferred sum was deferred during the COVID-19 pandemic to cushion the effects of the virus. The agreement was that this amount would be paid once Juventus had successfully navigated through the worst financial impacts of the pandemic. However, it is now being reported that Ronaldo has yet to receive the outstanding amount owed to him.

According to the Sun, Cristiano Ronaldo is not the only player considering or already instituting legal action against the club. Paulo Dybala and Leonardo Bonucci have also reportedly decided to take action against the club.

However, as reported by Sportskeeda, Juventus has apparently resolved the issue with Paulo Dybala, paying the former Juve player €3 million. This situation arose due to salary discrepancies, which came to light when it was revealed that Juventus had reported fictitious capital gains totalling €60.3 million.

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The case is slightly different for Bonucci; the veteran defender had been exiled from the first team. Hence, he requested “compensation for damages due to the alleged lack of adequate training and preparation conditions” not made available to him afterwards.

Ronaldo left Juventus in 2021 to rejoin Manchester United

Cristiano Ronaldo signed a four-year contract with Juventus when he joined the Italian club in the summer of 2018. Following his stint at Juventus, he made a return to Manchester United before eventually leaving for Saudi Pro League side Al-Nassr in January of this year.

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For the 38-year-old, it was a sensational return to Manchester United; it was where it all began. At United, Ronaldo won his first-ever Champions League and Ballon d’Or.

Though he left Manchester United on a bad note, Ronaldo was happy to return and relive his youthful moments again. Now, he’s playing for the Saudi League outfit Al-Nassr, where he’ll be looking to win the Saudi Pro League this season.


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