Cristiano Ronaldo ‘wins legal battle against Juventus as court rules for Italian giants to pay former star £8.3MILLION’ – after he deferred months of pay during Covid pandemic


Juventus has reportedly been instructed to compensate Cristiano Ronaldo with £8.3 million following their defeat in an arbitration case initiated by the former player.

Ronaldo, now playing for Saudi club Al-Nassr, took legal action against Juventus in September, citing unpaid wages during the Covid-19 pandemic. He sought payment of £17 million, the net amount agreed upon by the club when he consented to defer his wages amid the lockdown.

During March 2020 and April 2021, Juventus players, including Ronaldo, collectively deferred four months’ worth of their salaries due to the club’s financial struggles. However, these deferred wages were never disbursed, and Juventus failed to disclose them as ‘salary manoeuvres’ in their financial reports.

The arbitration tribunal found both Ronaldo and Juventus accountable for the situation, mandating the club to pay half of the deferred wages owed.

The 38-year-old Ronaldo departed Juventus in August 2021 after a three-season tenure, during which he netted 101 goals in 134 appearances wearing the black and white stripes.

Currently representing Saudi club Al-Nassr, Ronaldo faced disciplinary action in a recent match against Al-Hilal, where he was sent off for violent conduct. After receiving a yellow card for unsportsmanlike behavior in the first half, Ronaldo appeared to elbow Al-Hilal’s Ali Al-Bulaihi in the second half while attempting a quick throw-in, resulting in a red card for the assault.

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