Juventus: Cristiano Ronaldo takes pay cut to relieve stress of the club

Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)
Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images) /

It’s a tough time right now but the Italian footballing bodies are doing all the right things. Cristiano Ronaldo has also done his bit to relieve the stress on Juventus…

Football has come to a halt, and rightly so. Some things are simply bigger than sport and the coronavirus case is exactly that. Consequently, it’s nice to see Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo doing all he can to help the club.

News broke recently that Lionel Messi was prepared to take a pay cut in Spain, which unfairly turned attention to Cristiano Ronaldo to do the same. The Portuguese international has proven those critics wrong, as he often does, by doing exactly that, although altruistically and not out of spite.

According to Tuttosport, Ronaldo is willing to take a pay cut of €3.8m at Juventus to help with the coronavirus scare. No matter which side of the fence you’re on, it’s humbling to see the two best players in the world making the statement that in times like this, money isn’t everything.

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Cristiano Ronaldo is subject to a move away from Juventus this summer. The likes of Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain are said to be sniffing around his name. However, if this report from Tuttosport is true then it just shows he isn’t thinking too much about his future at this moment in time.

Ronaldo has achieved everything there is to achieve in football, that goes without saying. He was won the lot; individual honours, club honours and international honours. Long story short, he will certainly go down in history as one of the greatest of all time.

It remains to be seen what the Italian footballing body wishes to do with the remainder of the season but no matter the choice, it will be respected.

Juventus sit atop of the Serie A table, one point clear of Lazio. Consequently, if the season were to be resumed at a later date, which The Sun reports could be a very real possibility, then Juventus are in a good position to go on and win it.

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