Ronaldo: Al Nassr Star Set to Sue Former Club Over Unpaid Wages

Ronaldo: Al Nassr Star Set to Sue Former Club Over Unpaid Wages

Isaac Darko
September 20, 2023 at 4:13 AM
  • Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly pursuing legal action against his former club Juventus
  • He is reportedly seeking more than £17 million in unpaid wages deferred amid Covid-19
  • Ronaldo played for Juventus from 2018 to 2021 before returning to Manchester United

Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly preparing to file a lawsuit against Juventus for a substantial sum of £17 million in unpaid wages.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner had agreed to defer his salary with the Italian club to assist with their financial challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, it appears Juventus has failed to honour their alleged commitment to compensate Ronaldo promptly for the deferred earnings.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Al-Nassr
Cristiano Ronaldo is seeking to recover over £17 million in unpaid wages that were deferred during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Photo by Francois
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According to CBS Sports, the Portuguese veteran has already approached the prosecutor's office in Turin and has since decided to take action against the Italian giants.

Another former Juventus player, Paulo Dybala, also reportedly took legal action against the Old Lady after they failed to pay his deferred wages from the pandemic.

According to Calcio Finanza, via Sportskeeda, the club resolved the matter by paying the Argentine striker €3mil.

The same publication stated that salary discrepancies became evident when it was discovered Juventus had reported 'fictitious' capital gains amounting to €60.3mil.

Ronaldo, though, is reportedly yet to receive his dues. The Portuguese veteran is said to have requested his agreement with the club as the basis for his legal argument.

Giggs explains why Ronaldo is GOAT

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on Manchester United legend, Ryan Giggs applauding Ronaldo and stating he deserves recognition as one of the 'greatest footballers of all time.'

The Old Trafford veteran said the Portuguese veteran's ability to consistently deliver match-winning performances was what set him apart as a true standout in the world of football.

Ronaldo 'mobbed' by fans in Iran

Sports Brief also reported on Al-Nassr arriving in the Iranian capital of Tehran ahead of their AFC Champions League clash against Persepolis.

Thousands of fans gathered for a chance to see the Portuguese veteran, with Ronaldo expected to be in action for the Knights of Najd on Tuesday.

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