There are a few things to consider before signing Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus. He’s expensive and is expensive, but Juve is already living beyond its means. Before signing Ronaldo, the club had a EUR40m loss for the season he played in Serie A. Despite the massive investment, Ronaldo has failed to bridge the gap with the elite clubs. In fact, Agnelli has asked shareholders to approve a EUR300 million capital increase because he feels Juventus need this money to compete with other great European clubs.
Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly interested in signing Kylian Mbappe from Juventus. However, Juventus are reluctant to spend that much money on a flop. In addition, Juventus have been wasting two years in which they failed to give Andrea Pirlo enough time to make a mark. Ronaldo may feel he can’t participate in a rebuilding process at his age. While he’s in excellent physical shape, his time at the highest level is running out.
One of the most intriguing questions is whether Juve can afford to lose Ronaldo. Ronaldo has a year left on his Juventus contract, but the club has already been crippled by his wages. Juventus’ financial troubles have improved since then, so it’s not surprising that the Portuguese superstar is set to remain in Turin. The club’s lack of money, however, has not stopped them from pursuing other offers, and Ronaldo is unlikely to give up his contract without a fight.