Cristiano Ronaldo (Lapresse)
RONALDO-JUVENTUS FLOP CHAMPIONS AGAINST THE PORT
Cristiano Ronaldo is a ghost in the night of flop Juve in Champions League. CR7 is perhaps the worst in the field: never incisive or dangerous. The man who came from Madrid to bring the big-eared cup back to Turin (he who won 5: 4 with Real and the first in Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United) has failed his mission. Perhaps without appeal. If against Ajax (quarter-finals) e Lyon (eighth like this year) had been one of the least guilty (but without being able to be the architect of a biaconero miracle), this time on the dock there is also and above all him.
STOCK MARKET: JUVE DOWN 6.5% AFTER GOODBYE TO CHAMPIONS
Juventus eliminated in the second round of the Champions League also lost on the stock market. In the middle of the morning it continues to show a drop of 6.5% to 0.806 euros, the worst performer in the entire Piazza Affari.
RONALDO-JUUVENTUS, FLOP DA 340 BILLION
And the investment from approx 340 million (between card and 4 years of gross engagement) that the Juventus he did, betting on him in 2018 did not bear fruit. Beyond the benefits that the ‘brand Ronaldo‘he may have given the lady off the pitch (certainly the covid pandemic and the closed stadiums have not helped the operation in the last year), sporting results have been lacking. And with them the rich takings that the Champions League gives to those who know how to go all the way: the Juventus by Max Allegri when in 2017 he reached the final against the Real Madrid at CR7, despite losing (4-1 for the blancos) managed to collect 126.1 million. Last year they were 86.6 mln euro (this year we are around quota 70 mln but the quota linked to the market pool).
RONALDO-JUVENTUS, CONTRACT EXPIRING IN 2022 AND FROZEN RENEWAL
Now for the Juventus opens the question related to the future of Cristiano Ronaldo. A thorny subject. Of I renew the contract not mentioned at the moment. “Fortunately we still have a year of contract with Ronaldo, so we have time, if necessary, to talk to him. Let’s say that he is not on the agenda”, he explained. Fabio Paratici before the match with Porto.
RONALDO-JUVENTUS, GOODBYE? AGNELLI DECIDES. THE PROBLEMS OF A TRANSFER
It will be up to Andrea Agnelli say the decisive word whether to continue with CR7 or split up. In the second case, however, a suitor will be needed to the five times Ballon d’Or. Yes, because Juve paid the Portuguese champion 100 million euro 3 years ago (plus 12 of commissions and 5 of accessory charges for a total of 117) to Real Madrid and cannot afford to ‘give’ the player to anyone. And 30 are also the millions that Ronaldo takes as a salary from Juventus. Let’s not forget an important detail: Juve closed the first half of the 2020/21 season with a loss of 113.7 million euros. (revenues went from 322.3 in the previous half-year to 258.3 in this, with an increase in costs from 260.9 to 263.4 million euros) and in these weeks it will be called upon to decide its strategies for future.
RONALDO, NO REAL MADRID. PSG AND MANCHESTER UNITED? SUGGESTIONS
There are few companies in Europe who can afford such an operation (different if Ronaldo decides to look at more exotic leagues), especially in times of covid pandemic (“The loss of receipts is around 6.5 / 8.5 billion in two seasons”, said Agnelli in the role of ECA president in the past few hours speaking of the crisis in world football). Some Spanish rumors in recent months had spoken of a ‘romantic’ return to Real Madridbut the reality is that right now Florentino Perez he is thinking about the white renewal and wants a young center forward to start a new cycle (Haaland big dream, Lukaku an idea that could also become more concrete). Guardiola’s Manchester City has not moved up to now. The Psg gave us a few thoughts, but so far nothing concrete: the French club is facing the problem of renewals of Mbappè and Neymar (deadlines 2022 to be defined shortly) and also caresses the dream Messi (although Laporta swears that he will not be the president who will let La Pulce leave Barcelona). The rumors, relaunched by Spain in the past few hours, related to the Manchester United (60 million or exchange that would bring back Pogba to Juventus) with CR7 who could wear the jacket of the gods again Red Devils? At the moment suggestions and nothing more.