Transfer Gossip: Cristiano Ronaldo to leave Juventus?
Written by: Neelav Chakravarti
The Portugal international joined the Serie A side from Real Madrid for £88m.
Well, well, we have got some troubling news for Juventus fans!
The man who was bought into to help the Italian side to the UEFA Champions League title, could leave soon! You heard it right! We are talking about Cristiano Ronaldo after all!
The Portugal international joined the Serie A side from Real Madrid after last season, for £88m, and was part of the squad which fell to Ajax in the quarter-finals of this season's UCL. The loss to the Dutch is a serious dent to Juventus' aspirations since winning their last Champions League title in 1996.
Ronaldo won three consecutive UCL titles with Real Madrid, but the hopes of a fourth one came crashing down against a young Ajax side. So, it is being reported that Ronaldo has taken the defeat way too seriously, and is considering his future, with the club not in his plans.
According to La Repubblica, Ronaldo won't see out his contract which expires in 2022.
The newspaper stated, "It's unlikely CR7 will stay until the end of his deal. Next season may well be his last in Italy."
The 34-year-old is fourth in the Capocannoniere race, behind Fabio Quagliarella, Krzysztof Piatek, and Duvan Zapata. The former Manchester United man has scored 19 goals in 26 Serie A appearances.
In the Champions League, he has scored six goals in nine matches. The Old Lady are already out of the Coppa Italia, and Champions League, with a Serie A title well within their grasps.
If Ronaldo leaves Juventus, where do you think he will go? Will he follow the money trail and travel to USA, or Japan or China, or even the oil-rich Middle East?
Published: Fri Apr 19, 2019 05:05 PM IST