Ronaldo to Imitate His Rival Messi with Surprising Move on Salary?

After the vacation, Cristiano Ronaldo will report on July 25th to gear up for another season with Juventus. The Portuguese star has told the club that he plans to stay and is eyeing further trophies. He was not so certain right after the season ended, but he has made up his mind. Jorge Mendes communicated the same notion to Andrea Agnelli two weeks ago amid furious exit rumors, La Gazzetta dello Sport reports.

There have been some talks with PSG, but they were tied to the departure of Kylian Mbappé. Ronaldo does not want to wait and depend on what happens elsewhere. Once the chairman is back in Turin as well, his agent will sit down to discuss a one-year extension. The star would stay until 2023, when he will be 38, and then move to a less competitive league.

Juventus will tread carefully with the proposal and weigh every possible ramifications. They could agree if Ronaldo decided to significantly reduce his yearly salary, which weighs €60M on the balance sheets. He is currently the highest-paid player in the world. The ace turned down a two-year contract with €20M net wages offered by Manchester United early in the off-season, the Italian newspaper informs.

However, after what happened with Lionel Messi, Ronaldo could be more inclined to take a pay cut. The upcoming meeting with Mendes will clarify the economic aspects. The parties will see if it is possible to reach an agreement that satisfies each other’s needs. The Portuguese star is reportedly eager to resume playing under Massimiliano Allegri.