Cristiano Ronaldo Salary 2018: What Juventus Is Paying Ronaldo And The Cost Of His Transfer Fee
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Cristiano Ronaldo has finalized his transfer from Real Madrid to Juventus, bringing an end to a nine-year spell at the Bernabeu. Juventus will pay Real $117.25 million for the 33-year-old’s services, and Ronaldo is signing a four-year deal worth around $35 million annually. The Cristiano Ronaldo salary 2018 with Juventus is reportedly much less than what he earned at Real, where he was paid more than $50 million a year from salary and bonuses.
Cristiano Ronaldo Salary 2018
Cristiano Ronaldo will reportedly earn roughly $663,000 per week with Juventus, or roughly $35 million per year. The total cost of the transfer is nearly $400 million ($117 million for the transfer and $281 million in salary and taxes).
Ronaldo’s annual earnings shatter the amount that Gonzalo Higuain earned throughout the 2017-18 season — the Argentine was reportedly Juventus’ highest-earner at $9 million per year.
Cristiano Ronaldo Juventus Transfer
After it was confirmed that Ronaldo had finalized his switch to Juventus while on holiday in Greece, an open letter from the Portuguese star to Real Madrid fans was made public:
“I only have feelings of enormous gratitude for this club and for this city,” Ronaldo wrote. “I have had nine absolutely wonderful years at the club. Real Madrid has conquered my heart, and that of my family, and that is why more than ever I want to say thank you: Thank you to the club, the president, the directors, my colleagues, all the staff, doctors, physios and incredible people that make everything work.
“Thanks to everyone and, of course, as I said that first time in our stadium nine years ago: Hala Madrid!”
Real Madrid released a statement as well, making it abundantly clear the club had not forced Ronaldo out the door, but that the club legend had requested the move himself:
“Real Madrid would like to express its gratitude to a player who has proved to be the best in the world and who has made this one of the most brilliant times in the history of our club. Beyond the titles he won during these nine years, Cristiano Ronaldo has also been an example of dedication, work, responsibility, talent and constant improvement.”
Having won the last seven Serie A titles and the last four Coppa Italias, Ronaldo is seen as vital for the Turin club’s quest for a first European crown since 1996. Ronaldo, of course, has won five, including back-to-back-to-back triumphs with Real.