Portugal and Juventus superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo is currently in self-isolation along with his family after a complete shutdown of football due to the Coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic that has hit the globe.
The 35-year-old recently agreed to lower his salary after the club hierarchy decided to cut the wages of the squad by around 30 percent in order to curtail the financial damage brought upon the coronavirus outbreak.
However, according to Il Messaggero as reported by Marca, the striker's long-term future at Turin could be up in the air as the Bianconeri look to sustain the club amid the crisis and this could affect Ronaldo's salary for as long as it continues.
📊 Cristiano Ronaldo has the most official game winning goals in Football history with 216 Goals. pic.twitter.com/pTwunid0Fh— The CR7 Timeline. (@TimelineCR7) March 30, 2020
Ronaldo currently earns €31milllion in net per year just in wages with it being claimed that the club may not be able to to meet his salary demands after the crisis. This has led to various scenarios being floated, with three of them being talked about.
The first scenario is that the Bianconeri could decide to sell him to another club for a transfer fee for at least €70million, although there are no potential suitors for the time being. Alternatively, he could decide to honour his contract with the club, with his deal running till 2022.
The third scenario being floated is that he could renew his contract for one more season and then decide on his football future.
It will be interesting to see how this situation pans out as there has been no doubt that Ronaldo has been worth every penny, with the five-time Ballon d'Or winner scoring 53 goals in just 75 appearances for Juventus, helping them win one Serie A title and one Supercoppa Italiana so far.