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Aaron Ramsey has signed a staggering £400,000-a-week pre-contract deal at Juventus that will net him £83million over four years.

The Serie A giants confirmed on Monday that Wales international Ramsey had signed an agreement ahead of joining in the summer when his current deal with Arsenal expires.

But many have been scratching their head as to how the Italian giants can afford the move given the huge outlay to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from last summer. 

Juventus confirmed the signing of Aaron Ramsey by posting this image on Monday afternoon

Juventus confirmed the signing of Aaron Ramsey by posting this image on Monday afternoon

The Portuguese star blew the club's wage structure apart having joined from and Ramsey will join him as one of Europe's premier earners. 

Sportsmail looks into how Juventus can afford it, any potential implications with Financial Fair Play and why the free transfer model is proving a hit in Turin.   

Wait a minute, aren't they already paying Ronaldo a lot? 

He is a five-time Ballon d'Or winner and he was never going to come cheaply.

On a reported £500,000-a-week pre-tax, Ronaldo and Ramsey will amass nearly £1m-a-week in wages between them. 

Ronaldo makes close to £3,000 every hour, a figure most of the Italian population will not earn in a single month.  

Cristiano Ronaldo did not arrive cheap but has revolutionised the club's revenue streams

Cristiano Ronaldo did not arrive cheap but has revolutionised the club's revenue streams

The key to the Ronaldo signing is that the costs are gradually being offset over the four years of his contract in a move known as amortisation.  

That means that the full value of the £88m deal did not go into the club accounts immediately for the 2018-19 season. 

The Serie A champions split up payments to into equal chunks of four which means around €25m each year.

In combination with his wages means a total of around €85m every 12 months.

The owners can afford this outlay, can't they?  
REVENUE STREAMS 

Revenue: £344m

Match Day: £135m

Broadcasting: £548m

Commercial: £224m

Estimations made by Forbes in June 2018 

Juventus are owned by the Agnelli family, kings in the automotive industry given they own Fiat and Ferrari, through their holding company EXOR. 

According to Forbes' estimations, Juventus' annual revenue stands at $442m (£344m) and their current debt stands at just 6 per cent. 

Ronaldo marked a shift in the club's approach to financing deals - an anomaly to their usual fixation on free transfers. 

In a report in the Financial Times, Andrea Agnelli, part of the owning family, said: 'It was the first time that the commercial side and the sporting side of Juventus came together in assessing the costs and benefits [of a signing]. The opportunity of Ronaldo was thoroughly assessed... and it made sense, both on and off the pitch.'

An increase on season tickets by 30 per cent after Ronaldo's arrival brought in fresh capital 

An increase on season tickets by 30 per cent after Ronaldo's arrival brought in fresh capital 

The 'Ronaldo effect' as it quickly became dubbed is proof that big name arrivals such as Ramsey can boost revenue overseas. 

Juventus' share price more than doubled upon Ronaldo's arrival and should the club continue to attract the greatest

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