Cristiano Ronaldo could reportedly lose approximately £8.4 million, if teams in Serie A, are allowed to reduce their wage budget due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
Italy is the worst affected country by COVID-19 outside China, with 4,825 people dying from the disease and 53,578 testing positive for it.
With the nation currently in lockdown with all non-essential business completely suspended, Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo are reporting that the Italian government would allow Serie A clubs to slash their players’ wages by 20% to 30%. In that case, Ronaldo would miss out on around £8.4million in future wages.
The Portuguese forward is currently in self-isolation back in his hometown of Funchal in Madeira alongside his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez and his four children Cristiano Jr, Alana and twins Eva and Mateo.
Two of Ronaldo’s Juventus team-mates, Daniele Rugani, Blaise Matuidi, have tested positive for coronavirus and the 35-year-old addressed the outbreak on social media, urging fans to follow the advice of experts.
The world is going through a very difficult moment which demands the utmost care and attention from all of us.
I speak to you today not as a football player, but as a son, father, a human being concerned with the latest developments that are affecting the world.
It is important we all follow the advice of the World Health Organisation and the governing bodies on how we handle this current situation.
Protecting human life must come above any other interests.
I would like to send my thoughts to everyone who has lost someone close to them, my solidarity to those who are fighting the virus, like my teammate Daniele Rugani, and my continued support to the amazing health professionals putting their own lives at risk to help save others.Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus
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