Ronaldo suing Juventus for unpaid $21 million
Ronaldo is suing his previous team for failing to pay him a portion of his income during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Former Juventus player Cristiano Ronaldo has chosen to sue his former team, Juventus.
The Portuguese striker chose to sue his old league for non-payment of a portion of his earnings during the Covid-19 outbreak after seeking records from the Turin prosecutor's office.
In May, Italian football giants Juventus escaped an additional Serie A points deduction, but agreed to pay a fine of more than 700,000 euros ($751,000) for presenting false reports about players' wages during the Covid-19 pandemic, after a plea bargain approved Tuesday by the Italian Football Federation panel.
In January, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) stripped Juventus of 15 points as a punishment for financial fraud, as well as banned several former and current Juventus executives from assuming positions in Italian football.
Ronaldo, who is presently playing in Saudi Arabia, wants to be paid for the money he committed not to take during the quarantine, as the condition had been set that payment be made when all quarantine restrictions were withdrawn. Juventus will have to pay Cristiano Ronaldo 19.9 million euros.
Juventus took various initiatives in 2020 and 2021 to decrease pay owing to Covid-19. The first phase comprised all players and club representatives, including head coach Maurizio Sarri. The second initiative was directed at each individual participant.
Ronaldo joined Juventus in the summer of 2018 with a transfer amount of 100 million euros. The Portuguese played 98 games and scored 81 goals as part of the tournament team.