Cristiano Ronaldo won everything by choosing Manchester United

The choice to find Manchester United and England already seems to have paid off for Cristiano Ronaldo at the moment.

In 2018, Cristiano Ronaldo surprised everyone by choosing to leave Real Madrid to join Juventus. However, in Italy the Portuguese won more than titles! The transalpine tax system in fact favours foreign players. They pay a fixed and relatively low amount, regardless of their income.

Thus, Cristiano Ronaldo paid nearly €100,000 per year to the Italian tax authorities, even though he earned €31M net per year just from his contract with Juventus. That advantage would have ended this summer if the five-time Ballon d’Or had decided to leave La Vieille Dame to another club that’s not in England.

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Il Sole 24 Ore indeed pointed out that in England, Cristiano Ronaldo would not only pay less taxes than in Italy, but he should simply not pay any more at all! That is because he is a resident in the United Kingdom.

The Portuguese will indeed be able to save all of his income, whether they come from his contract with Manchester United or from his sponsors. That’s a win win for him.

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