The Portuguese forward’s high wages presenting a big problem for the Old Lady amid the pandemic
According to reports, Juventus are ready to let Ronaldo off the hook next summer after failing to cope with his wages amidst the pandemic crisis. Ronaldo’s current salary of 28m pounds a year is five times higher than Juve’s other highest-paid player Paulo Dybala.
Besides, Juve manager Andrea Pirlo is also said to be unhappy with former Real Madrid star’s selfishness on the field.
The youngest Serie A manager had earlier expressed his discontent on the selfishness of his players on the field following the win against Ferencvaros.
Speaking in an interview with Sky Italia, Pirlo said, “I talk to my players a lot, but they make the choices when they are on the pitch. They could’ve been less egotistical and killed off the game earlier.”
‘We are playing with two forwards plus two wide men. Once we get everyone in shape, we can evaluate who to use together. So far, not everyone has been at 100 percent, so it’s been normal to rotate them and leave one out.’
However, Ronaldo remains to be the Old Lady’s best player in an otherwise dull campaign so far under Pirlo.
Despite missing out on three games, the 35-year-old has managed to score six goals in Serie A this season and is currently third in the scoring charts.
Ronaldo also scored in Juve’s 1-1 draw against Lazio on Sunday and he was taken off later in the second half due to an ankle injury.