Thursday August 13 2020
Balague: 'Juve have offered Ronaldo everywhere'

Journalist Guillem Balague has claimed Juventus have offered Cristiano Ronaldo ‘everywhere’, hoping to 'get rid of his wages'.

The Portuguese superstar signed a lucrative four-year deal with the Old Lady, when he arrived for €117m in July 2018.

Rumours of a potential move to Paris Saint-Germain emerged in French media and Balague , who wrote the biography of Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Pep Guardiola, claims the Bianconeri are trying to offload the 35-year-old.

“The reason why Cristiano Ronaldo has been linked to PSG, it’s not so much that PSG are thinking of getting him,” Balague told BBC Radio 5 live Sport.

“It’s because Jorge Mendes has been given instructions to actually find a team for Ronaldo. We have seen this in the last six months, he was linked to Real Madrid.

“Real Madrid said: ‘no chance! He’s not coming back’. There has been talks about MLS, etc. Because Juventus want to get rid of that wage.

“It’s as drastic as that. He’s been offered everywhere, including Barcelona. I’m not sure if they can get rid of him easily.

“In fact, with the kind of money, if he still earns the €23m net that he was earning at Real Madrid, and I think he equalled his wages when he went to Juventus, who’s going to pay that kind of money?”

After two seasons with the Bianconeri, Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 65 goals in 89 matches, won two Scudetti and picked up one Supercoppa Italiana.

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