Juan Cuadrado Sends Classy Message To Cristiano Ronaldo After Giving Him His Shirt Number

Juan Cuadrado has had his No.7 shirt taken off him by Cristiano Ronaldo after he completed a mega £99.2 million from Real Madrid to Juventus.

But the Colombian international would appear to be taking it pretty well, having taken to social media to send his new teammate a message and explain that he's more than happy to pass on his coveted shirt number to the five-time Ballon d'Or winner.

The caption reads:

"It is more blessed to give than to receive; blessings :pray:Panita @cristiano in this new adventure :muscle::muscle: # finoallafine # forzajuve:flag_white:️:flag_black:"

We're not sure whether the former Fiorentin probably had much of a choice because with the power of CR7's brand, there was no way he was going to settle for any other market and it would have made no sense at all commercially.

But fair play for him posting the message. It's unclear what his new number will be at this point.

Meanwhile, Ronaldo shirt sales have unsurprisingly been through the roof so far and will go a long way towards balancing out the big dollar that the Bianconeri are forking out for his services.

It was announced on Tuesday afternoon that the 33-year old has penned a four-year contract and will earn €30 million a year in Turin. He will pocket £26,545,154 a year at Juventus, which equates to £2,212,096 per month.

If you break that down into weekly, daily and hourly rates, it just proves that despite his age he is still worth a huge amount. He will pick up £106,180,616 over four years, £26,545,154 in a year, £2,212,096 in a month and £510,483 a week

If that doesn't put things into perspective, maybe this will: Cristiano Ronaldo will earn £72,925 a day, £3,038 an hour, £50.64 a minute and 84p a second during his time in Serie A.

Image: PA
Image: PA

Ronaldo is currently on holiday in Greece but is expected to be officially unveiled as a Juventus player in a press conference on Monday.

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