CR7 in €340 million+ move to Juventus
A Bola has the first photo of Cristiano Ronaldo toasting his move to from Real Madrid to Italian Club Juventus. The move was announced yesterday, with the 33 year-old Madeiran on holiday in Greece where he is pictured with club’s president, Andrea Agnelli, at the star’s hotel where the four-year deal worth an estimated £500,000 a week in wages was concluded.
The Daily Mail reports that “Ronaldo has made an astonishing £88million move to Juventus after Real Madrid granted him permission to leave the Santiago Bernabeu”, after 9 years. The Telegraph puts the transfer fee at £99 million, whilst the Guardian reckons the total cost of his transfer – with taxes and player wages included – will be €340m [£301m].
Ronaldo had already transformed Juventus’s finances before he even agreed terms. As rumours of his impending arrival increased in recent days, the club’s share price soared. The newspaper Secolo XIX noted on Thursday that the club’s market valuation had risen from €665m to €815m – enough (notionally) to cover the player’s transfer fee. After a dip, those numbers have continued to rise. The Guardian has an in-depth article on the Turin club’s ambitions here.
The Mail runs a feature entitled ‘There may not be anyone like you’: Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated by European media following incredible move to Juventus as Italy prepare for arrival of 451-goal ‘Serie A Killer’