Cristiano Ronaldo Given Two-Year Suspended Prison Sentence And £12.1m Fine

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Cristiano Ronaldo holds up his shirt.PA

Cristiano Ronald has paid the Spanish treasury £12.1 million and has been lumped with a two-year suspended prison sentence following a deal made with the tax authorities.

Spanish media publication Cadena Cope have reported the Juventus striker has made the transfer to the treasury and will fork out £16.8 million overall.

He has also allegedly accepted a two-year prison sentence as part of the deal.

However, he will not be spending any time behind bars as in Spain sentences for two years and under can be served on probation.

Reports say the footballing veteran, 33, has already made his first transfer of £12.1 million.

The remaining £4.7 million is yet to be paid. It’s not exactly like he’s strapped for cash, is it? I’m pretty sure Ronaldo makes in a second more than I’ll make in a decade, following his new move to Juventus.

Speculation about Ronaldo’s future in the Spanish capital gained momentum in May 2018, when he spoke about his time at the club in the past tense following their 3-1 victory over Liverpool in the 2018 Champions League Final.

This high profile transfer has set a new club record signing for Juventus, eclipsing their €90m acquisition of Gonzalo Higuain.

Ronaldo will be given a basic annual salary of €30m, which is quite a large leap from the €23.6 million he earned while at Real Madrid.

Speaking of, here’s what his former club had to say about his departure:

Real Madrid CF communicates that, in response to the will and request expressed by the player Cristiano Ronaldo, he has agreed to transfer to Juventus FC.

Today, Real Madrid wants to express its gratitude to a player who has proved to be the best in the world and who has marked one of the brightest times in the history of our club and world football.

Beyond the conquered titles, the trophies achieved and the triumphs achieved in the playing fields during these 9 years, Cristiano Ronaldo has been an example of dedication, work, responsibility, talent and improvement.

He has also become the top scorer in the history of Real Madrid with 451 goals in 438 games. In total 16 titles, including 4 European Cups, 3 of them consecutive and 4 in the last 5 seasons. On an individual basis, with the Real Madrid jersey he has won 4 Gold Balls, 2 The Best, and 3 Gold Boots, among many other awards.

For Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo will always be one of his great symbols and a unique reference for the next generations.

Real Madrid will always be your home.

Cristiano Ronaldo on the pitchGetty

A bit sentimental. I doubt Ronaldo will be phased by ‘miss you x’ text in statement form.

The striker will be earning £26,545,154 a year at Juventus. That’s £2,212,096 per month, before tax, which Ronny shouldn’t be in too much doubt over paying…

Over the next four years, for example, he will amass (if he doesn’t go spending it all!!) £106,180,616.

£510,483 a week folks. You know when your kids start acting up and saying they don’t wanna go to football practice? Force them. One day you’ll thank me.

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