The bandwagon is creaking and groaning at the sheer weight of those jumping onboard, as $63,960,000 USD worth of Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus jerseys are sold in the span of twenty-four hours. $63,960,000 USD worth of barely minted merchandise out the freaking door. And at $123 USD a jersey, or more appropriately €105, this comes to a staggering total of 520,000 units sold.
Along with the sudden addition of 1.5 million followers on Juventus’ social media channels, this latest feat just goes to demonstrate the true extent of Ronaldo’s star power. The five-time Ballon d’Or recipient’s transfer from Real Madrid was a move that sent shockwaves throughout the soccer world. The deal, as it were, is reportedly valued at $117 million USD, or €100 million. Whether Juventus has honoured Ronaldo’s insane $1 billion USD buy out clause has not yet been confirmed.
The official unveiling of the Italian club’s latest addition to their offensive line-up will occur in the coming weeks. Ronaldo is set to don the lucky number seven.