Cristiano Ronaldo could go from a historical figure at Juventus to one with a brewing legal conflict as he is known to be taking the club to court demanding payment of wages they have not yet paid him.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the striker earns a net income of €19.9 million but has agreed to temporarily waive the stipend while the coronavirus pandemic affects the economy of most sporting bodies.
In fact, the case is part of an investigation into false accounts faced by the team because agreements with football players were hidden, while authorities were told that reductions in wages did in fact occur.
In fact, at the beginning of 2023, Corriere della Sera published a letter in which the Italian team authorities revealed the delay in payments, telling him: “Dear Mr. Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro: We will follow up on the agreement reached and attach to this document the supplementary bonus in your favor and the subsequent Supplementary Deed to the Supplementary Bonus Agreement. protocol.”
Elsewhere the document reports: “If, following your final transfer, the conditions for determining premium accumulation are not met, you will be entitled to a severance bonus.”
For the reasons stated above, many versions suggest that the Portuguese may be implicated in tax evasion, although it seems unlikely that anything will happen to him as he is not involved in executive decision-making.
The Portuguese man, who has an estimated fortune of $500 million, now intends to recover the money, which is why he is meeting with lawyers. If no agreement is reached, a trial will be called for.