In 2018, Cristiano Ronaldo surprised everyone by choosing to leave Real Madrid to join Juventus. However, in Italy the Portuguese have won more than titles! In fact, the transalpine tax system favors foreign actors. They pay a relatively low fixed amount regardless of their income.
Thus, Cristiano Ronaldo paid almost € 100,000 a year to the Italian taxman, even though he earned € 31 million net a year from his contract with Juventus alone. That lead would have ended this summer if the five-time Ballon d’Or had decided to leave La Vieille Dame to another club that is not in England.
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Il Sole 24 Ore has in fact underlined that in England Cristiano Ronaldo would not only pay less taxes than in Italy, but would simply not pay more at all! This is because he is a UK resident.
The Portuguese will be able to save all his income, whether it comes from his contract with Manchester United or from his sponsors. This is a win for him.
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