Reports in some parts of the Italian press suggest that the announcement of Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Juventus could come on Tuesday.
Mediaset Premium in Italy report that the decisive day for the transfer will be Tuesday July 10 when Real Madrid President Florentino is set to chair a meeting of the clubs board.
Perez is expected to confirm to members that Cristiano Ronaldo has requested a transfer to Juventus and will be sold.
Various parts of the Italian and Spanish press report that Perez wants Ronaldo to make it 100% clear to the public that he is the one requesting the move and this is non-negotiable part of the €100m deal.
The move is expected to cost Juventus €20-25m in commission alone, payable to Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes, as well as a further €30m per year in salary.
Asked about the move, Ronaldo’s Real Madrid teammate Luka Modric expressed his doubts about CR7 leaving Madrid:
“We’ll see what happens. I don’t think he will leave. I hope he stays because he is the best player in the world, he means a lot and we hope he remains with us. I think he’ll stay, that is my opinion. It would be great if he stayed because I can’t imagine him playing for any other team in Europe.”
Marca report this morning that a late bid for Ronaldo was made by a yet-to-be-named Chinese club, offering him €100m-per-season in wages, but the player turned down the offer to come to Juventus.
Gazzetta Dello Sport suggest that there may be one final obstacle in the deal, namely that Perez may up his asking price to over the previously agreed €100m although this isn’t expected to deter Juventus.
Former Juventus defender Nicola Legrottaglie gave his own take on the deal which he believes is already complete:
“I believe it’s all done, it’s just a matter of hours. The moment you come out with such news and keep it for more than a few days, it’s because things are almost all ready. I’m so happy for Italian football. We must then see what Juventus will do.
For us, that two or three years ago we talked about Italian football as something old and surpassed, today we can say that Italian football is coming back and we must be happy.
Why did Ronaldo accept Juventus? We need to know the player to understand what his choices and motivations are. He makes such a choice in the last 3 years of his career. Most likely he has other goals, he’s a maniac, who always want to achieve things.”