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Juventus CFO: Cristiano’s salary reflects his high level

Sun 18 April 2021 | 14:13

Juventus are still undecided on Ronaldo’s future, as the Bianconeri are facing a ‘period of uncertainty’.

Juventus

are set to face

Atalanta

today in a Serie A clash, while the team’s ace

Cristiano Ronaldo

is forced to sit out due to a flexor injury.

Juventus’ CFO

Fabio Paratici

has expressed his frustration with how Portugal handled Ronaldo during the international break, which led to his injury.

In an interview with

Sky Sport Italia

, Paratici said:

“Ronaldo has played so many games this season. He was supposed to be handled differently by Portugal, but he eventually played three games.

“Yesterday, he wasn’t feeling 100 per cent fit with problems in his flexor, and we didn’t want to take any risk. It’s a decision we took together.”

Since the coronavirus outbreak started, many clubs have been dealing with economic crisis. Asked whether the Bianconeri can afford five-time Ballon d'Or winner’s €31m-a-year salary next season, Paratici replied:

“Last week, I said we must be responsible for what we’re doing. We are facing a period of uncertainty.

“Cristiano is not just a footballer and an athlete, but also a character of a high level, so his salary reflects that. Some researches show he is the most known person in the world. His case is different from others.”

Juve are also rumored to be trying to recruit

Gigio Donnarumma

and

Hakan Calhanoglu

, whose contracts will expire in summer.

“There are rumors every day. Right now, we are focused on what we are doing, we are happy with our players, and we are not interested in talking about other players now."

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