After spending nine years at Real Madrid, with four Ballon d’Ors, four Champions League trophies and his wired goal celebration, Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro is set to depart the Los Blancos this summer.
According to recent news that the 33-year-old is close to joining Juventus on a reportedly cash amount of £88m from Real Madrid, the amount is just £8m higher than what Real Madrid paid to Manchester United back in 2009 for then-world record transfer fee, but the fee is not that close to the one Paris Saint Germain paid Barcelona for Neymar last season, at 33, the fee of £88m is a perfect one to the reigning World Best Player at the moment. Also the news has it that despite Manchester United not inserting in the deal with Real Madrid on a sell-on clause, the Red Devils can still earn a compensation fee for the player if finally sold to Italy.
Both United and Sporting Lisbon are said to receive a financial reward after it emerged that Cristiano Ronaldo came through their youth ranks and based on the FIFA rule which gives clubs who put their time, money and effort in training the player for some financial compensation. Because it appeared that Manchester United signed the player as an 18-year-old, which makes them qualify for training reward under FIFA’s Solidarity Mechanism rule. In the Regulations on the Status of Transfer and Players handbook, page 25, article 21 states, (If a professional is transferred before the expiry of his contract, any club that has contributed to his education and training shall receive a proportion of the compensation paid to his former club as solidarity contribution). And the exact pricing of the rule is broken down in Annexe 5, on page 70. For every season that Cristiano Ronaldo trained with United from age 18 to 23, the club receives 0.5 per cent of the overall transfer fee. So therefore the Portuguese star was at United for six seasons within the time frame, which means £440,000 (0.5 per cent of £88m) needs to be multiplied by that number. Meaning that United will receive around £2,640,000, if Juventus sign Ronaldo for £88m. And Sporting Lisbon will also receive a little compensation fee of around £1,320,000.
Although, if Ronaldo finally moves to Juventus, then it’s likely to faint all the hopes that the Portuguese superstar will return to his boyhood and favorite club Manchester United, who have been linked with the 33-year-old for some time now.
However, Cristiano Ronaldo has helped the Spanish giants since his arrival about 9 years ago, where he has established himself as one of the world’s greatest, scoring more than 300 goals and many assists for the European Champions.
Notwithstanding, Ronaldo will be a good addition to the Italian club side who are said to make name in the European Champions League, after missing out on several occasions.
It’s yet to been seen how United fans will feel if Ronaldo eventually joins Juventus instead of United, where he started making name in the world of football.