Amidst reports of an upcoming transfer, it has emerged that Cristiano Ronaldo has been looking for a residence in Turin, northwestern Italy, the Spanish daily sport newspaper Marca noted.
Jesus Sanchez (Marca): "Cristiano Ronaldo already has a verbal agreement with Juventus on a 4 year-deal. It is only missing that the club make an offer to Real & I believe that the two clubs can reach an agreement… Cristiano has been looking for a house in Turin for 2 weeks." pic.twitter.com/e4TceiDGzN— Forza Juventus (@ForzaJuve2017) 5 июля 2018 г.
According to Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio’s website, Juventus are pondering luring the five-time Ballon d'Or winner away from Real Madrid, as talks with his agent Jorge Mendes are underway. The website claims the player is keen on leaving Madrid in light of the lukewarm contract negotiations with the club’s management. Juventus would reportedly need to pay 120-150 million euros to Real for the transfer, while Ronaldo himself is seeking a salary of 30 million net per season – the overall price tag of the move would be around 400 million euros for Juve.
Cristiano Ronaldo will be in Turin between Friday & Saturday. [Leggo] pic.twitter.com/DaIqhTBMv1— Forza Juventus (@ForzaJuve2017) 5 июля 2018 г.
En Turín ya se venden camisetas de Cristiano Ronaldo con la Juventus https://t.co/Exk5PFU6UK— Inmaculada capote ca (@Inmaculadacapo1) 5 июля 2018 г.
'"n Turin, Cristiano Ronaldo's shirts with 'Juventus' on them are being sold"
On June 2, Corriere dello Sport reported that Ronaldo planned to stay on if he is paid 80 million euros ($94.4 million) a year, and has hinted that he could leave Real, where he has been playing for the past 9 years, on the heels of the team’s third straight Champions League win against Liverpool.
Di Marzio — Ronaldo to Juve can be a reality. Juve working through Mendes who will meet with Perez to define a deal. Juve ready to pounce under certain conditions. Optimism in Turin— Calcio Direct (@CalcioDirect) 4 июля 2018 г.
Agresti — From suggestions to negotiations. Ronaldo is willing to leave RM. Optimism in Turin
The idea of Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus has essentially become a negotiation. The Portuguese star seems increasingly intent to leave Real Madrid as optimism grows in Turin, according to @romeoagresti.— Get Italian Football News (@_GIFN) 5 июля 2018 г.
Separately, Sky Sport 24 earlier reported citing former Real and England manager Fabio Capello, that Ronaldo would love to join Jose Mourinho at his former club Manchester United, where he had earned three English Premiership titles and the Champions League before becoming part of Real Madrid.
A limited number of clubs seem to be able to meet the footballer’s financial demands, with Paris St. Germain and MU among them. The French club is reportedly prepared to pay Ronaldo 45 million euros, whereas Real Madrid currently pays him 21 million euros annually.
The Portuguese national team, led by Ronaldo, was eliminated from the current World Cup in Russia, at the hands of Uruguay on June 30 and thereby ended its quest for a title in world football’s premier event.