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5 Days After Dragging Juventus to Court, Al Nassr’s Cristiano Ronaldo Receives $21,200,000 Blow

Published 09/22/2023, 2:33 AM EDT

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Cristiano Ronaldo is facing a new legal challenge, after recently filing a lawsuit against his former club Juventus. The Portuguese captain contends that Juventus owes him $21.2 million in unpaid wages. However, it appears that CR7 will encounter difficulties in recovering his money from the Bianconeri. In light of these developments, new details have emerged in the case.

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Ronaldo moved to Juventus in 2018 ending his 9-year spell with Real Madrid, after his relationship with president Florentino Perez deteriorated. The enigmatic forward played 134 games scoring 101 goals for the Turin side, until he signed with Manchester United for a second stint in 2021.

A long road ahead for Cristiano Ronaldo


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Things are currently not looking great for Ronaldo, who is at a crossroads with Juventus. In addition to focusing on his career in the Gulf, he now has another matter that needs his attention. The Italian giants are not ready to give up easily either. They have now brought new evidence to light which can further complicate things for Ronaldo, as per Tuttosport.

The Turin club argues that the pending wages of all the Juventus players were paid in full as they signed a personal agreement. It was only Ronaldo who didn’t sign the agreement and was thus not paid his remaining wages. The reason behind not signing the agreement remains unknown. Yet, without his signature and the company’s, there is no document that can support Ronaldo’s claim to his money.


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Another point that Juventus brought forth is during his transfer to United in 2021, he signed a document stating he had no pending matters with the club. This document cleared them from owing him any money. The club argues that Ronaldo could’ve complained about his pending wages then but he voluntarily forwent a substantial amount.

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Cristiano Ronaldo accused the Turin club of foul play

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cristiano Ronaldo-Juventus saga unfolded. As the pandemic hit hard, Juventus and its players, including Ronaldo, agreed to defer their wages. However, tensions escalated when reports emerged that Juventus had not yet repaid these deferred wages, leading to a legal battle with significant implications for the club.

At the heart of the matter lies the potential for Juventus to face a hefty $21.2 million payout if Ronaldo emerges victorious in the case. The club argues that the wage deferral deal was illegal without approval from the Italian Football Federation. This raises complex legal questions regarding player contracts and conduct.


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The outcome of this lawsuit could have far-reaching consequences for Juventus, impacting not only its financial stability but also its future operations. The courtroom battle has put a spotlight on the need for the club to regulate its finances. All eyes are now on Ronaldo as he seeks a resolution in this high-stakes dispute.

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Written by:

Neil Banerjee


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Neil Banerjee, an adept soccer writer at EssentiallySports, embodies an unwavering passion for Chelsea Football Club, a team he has fervently supported since his childhood. With an innate ability to remain current on the latest developments in the soccer sphere, Neil possesses a distinct advantage in understanding the nuances of the sport. His profound appreciation for the tactical and analytical facets of the game underscore his belief that the true beauty of soccer lies within its intricacies of strategy.
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