Cristiano Ronaldo’s astonishing £100million transfer from Real Madrid to Juventus will lead to a £10.6m payday for his agent, the Serie A club have confirmed.
Jorge Mendes made a proposal to Juve when selling them full-back Joao Cancelo from Valencia last month – and the club subsequently made a £88m offer to Real.
In addition to the agent’s fee, Ronaldo’s former clubs Sporting Lisbon and Manchester United will share a total of £4.4m, making the deal worth more than £100m.
Sponsors Fiat agreed to shoulder the burden of his £26.6m-a-year wages, helping to ease money fears but the total cost to club will be £310m over four years.
Ronaldo met Juventus club president Andrea Agnelli on Tuesday afternoon in a hotel in Greece before agreeing the four-year deal worth an estimated £500,000 a week.
It is believed that the transfer was finalised at the meeting in Greece, where Ronaldo is currently on holiday with his girlfriend and family.
Real Madrid confirmed the transfer late on Tuesday afternoon.
In a statement, the club admitted that they had granted Ronaldo his wish to leave the club.