Cristiano Ronaldo is taking his seriously ridiculous fleet of supercars with him to Italy, but here’s why his new bosses might not be that happy about it.
Among the Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Bugattis, there will be one standout absentee when he arrives at Juventus following his $175m move from Real Madrid.
The Portuguese superstar has had everything from Aston Martins to Audis, BMWs to Bentleys, and Mercedes to Maseratis — but there’s no Fiat to be found.
Given the Italian car maker’s involvement in Ronaldo’s move to Juventus there may be a little pressure on the Portuguese to buy his first Fiat.
Although they may be assuaged by the fact that Fiat Chrysler owns the Maserati brand, and that Fiat, and Juventus are both controlled by Exor – the Agnelli’s holding company, which also retains a 22% stake in Ferrari.
That’s because Fiat’s main investors, the Agnelli family — who also control Juventus — funded the $175m that saw Ronaldo join the Italian champions earlier this month.
Ronaldo has never been shy to share his toys on social media, so Fiat will be hoping he drops by one of their Turin dealerships to invest some of his $885,000-a-week wages.
Ronaldo clearly isn’t afraid to splash his ample cash, with reports last week revealing the staggering tip he left for staff at a luxury resort in Greece.
According to The Sun, the he left a $31,500 tip for the hotel staff at the Costa Navarino resort in the Pelopnnese region of Greece.
“The Juve man has asked the hotel management to split the figure equally among all the workers,” The Sun reported.
Ronaldo was holidaying with family and friends after Portugal were knocked out of the World Cup in the Round of 16.
It was at the resort that he met with Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli to sort out the final details of his move to Juventus.