Manchester United created headlines when they announced that they had reached an agreement with Juventus to sign Cristiano Ronaldo, with the five-time Ballon d'Or award winner signing a two-year deal with the Red Devils, with an option of extending his contract by another year.
While it did not come as a surprise that the Bianconeri were keen to get Ronaldo's staggering wages off their books, Football Italia have now revealed that Juventus have actually saved a tidy amount by selling the player.
The Italian giants sold Ronaldo to United for €15million plus up to €8m in bonuses, with the club hoping for at least €29m to avoid making a loss on his fee, but are down just under €14m. Nonetheless, the club does save €57.350m gross in wages for the remaining year of his contract.
Juventus had paid a staggering 117m to Real Madrid for Ronaldo's signature in 2018, in order to ensure that the Portugal icon would be able to lead them to Champions League glory considering that they had last won the trophy in 1996.
While the 36-year-old failed to lead the club to European glory, he was his usual brilliant self in front of goal during his three seasons at Turin, scoring 101 goals in 134 appearances, helping them win two Serie A titles and one Coppa Italia honour.