Christiano Ronaldo is about to turn out to be the world’s most well-known Jeep salesman.
The Portuguese soccer star is shifting from Spain’s Actual Madrid to Italy’s Juventus, whose main sponsor is Jeep. The staff is owned by the Agnelli household, which additionally controls the American SUV automaker’s mother or father firm Fiat Chrysler.
Apart from sporting the model’s identify on their jerseys, lots of the staff’s stars seem in print and video promotions for Jeep autos, just like the one for the Jeep Compass compact SUV that includes Argentine playmaker Paulo Dybala.
Dybala’s teammates Gonzalo Higuain and Andrea Barzagali have been even known as into service a few years in the past to seem on the grand opening for a Jeep dealership in England.
It’s unknown precisely what sort of pitchman duties Ronaldo’s contract would require of him when he strikes to Turin, apart from plastering the Jeep emblem throughout his typically uncovered chest, however he’ll doubtless need to commerce in not less than one of many vehicles in his intensive assortment.
That’s as a result of he and the remainder of the Actual Madrid staff have been provided their choose of membership accomplice Audi’s lineup final November and Ronaldo selected an 605 hp Audi RS7 for his one-year mortgage.
Jeep gave each member of Juventus a brand new Grand Cherokee Summit just a few years in the past, however that is perhaps too mundane for somebody like Ronaldo, who spends most of his time on Instagram in excessive efficiency machines like Lamborghinis and Bugattis.
If he will get to decide on, we’ll counsel a 707 hp Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, which begins at $150,000 in Italy.
Nonetheless, if he performs his finest, he could do even higher than that. When Juventus met Actual Madrid within the 2017 UEFEA Champions League remaining, then-Juventus fullback Dani Alves revealed that membership chairman Andrea Agnelli promised all the gamers that he’d give them Ferraris (one other model managed by the household) in the event that they gained.
They didn’t, which is an enormous a part of the explanation Juventus is prepared to pay a reported $35 million to convey Ronaldo to the staff.