- Cristiano Ronaldo moved from Real Madrid to Juventus for a fee of €117m
- Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes is reportedly going to earn over €12m from this deal
- The negotiations for Ronaldo once Mendes has closed the deal for Joao Cancelo
Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Juventus came to many as a shock, even the biggest football pundits, couldn’t have predicted that the former Manchester United star would swap Spain for Italy after winning a 3rd consecutive Champions League titles with Real Madrid.
Jorge Mendes gets the biggest paycheck yet
However, with the transfer finally completed and Portuguese rumoured unveiling just hours away in Turin, fresh Cristiano Ronaldo transfer news has surfaced with Juventus releasing a statement talking about how the €117m will be distributed among various parties including Ronaldo’s former clubs Manchester United and Sporting Lisbon.
But one man apart from Cristiano Ronaldo who will be laughing his way to the bank following this transfer deal between Real Madrid and Juventus is superagent Jorge Mendes, who manages not only Ronaldo but a host of top players playing in the top 5 leagues of the world.
The official statement made by Juventus read,”Juventus reports that it has reached an agreement with Real Madrid for the definitive acquisition of Cristiano Ronaldo for a corresponding to 100 million euros, beyond the solidarity contribution provided by FIFA regulations and the extra charges in 12 million”
The extra 12 million that is being talked about is the fees that has been paid to Jorge Mendes in bringing his client to Juventus. There is no doubt Mendes is a top agent, who has made some unknown faces household names with his hard work but this should be his biggest payday till now and a for a long time to come. As per the statement, Manchester United and Sporting Lisbon will be a sharing a sum of €5m.
Joao Cancelo’s deal led to start of negotiations for Ronaldo at Juventus
As per latest Cristiano Ronaldo transfer news, It is being reported that Mendes was very well aware of the dissatisfaction Ronaldo had at Real Madrid and looked to find a way out for him. It was only after the sale of Joao Cancelo to Juventus did Mendes think of offering Cristiano Ronaldo, who had already made up his mind to move.
Giuseppe Marotta who is the president of Juventus said,”It all started at the beginning of negotiations with Cancelo, we had to talk to his agent, Mendes, and he asked us if we would be interested in Cristiano, he was the one who chose Juventus.”
As per the deal that Juventus have offered Ronaldo, he will become the highest paid player in Italy while earning €30m every year during his 4 year long contract. In latest Real Madrid news, President Perez is chasing his next galactico signing now that his star man has left the club and there are strong rumours linking Eden Hazard with a move from Chelsea to Real Madrid this summer after the 2018 FIFA World Cup is over.
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