Cristiano Ronaldo ‘wants to LEAVE Juventus this summer’ and his attitude has changed since the Champions League exit as Italian media claim ‘they are apart but they still live together’
- According to reports, Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Juventus this summer
- The Portuguese moved to Turin in 2018, but failed to deliver a European title
- Ronaldo, 36, has reportedly told agent Jorge Mendes to find a new club for him
- Reports in Italy say there has been a rift between club and player
Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly looking to leave Juventus this summer after a rift in the relationship between the Italian club and their Portuguese superstar.
The 36-year-old moved from Madrid to Turin in 2018, with Old Lady seeing Ronaldo as the last piece of the puzzle that would win them the Champions League.
Juventus, however, has not come close to winning the top prize of European club football since Ronaldo’s arrival, with Ajax, Lyon and Porto all ditching the Italians from the competition.
Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Juventus amid a break in the relationship with the club
Juventus endured a bad season, culminating in their European exit to Porto in the Round of 16
In addition, the Old Lady has loosened their grip on Italian football, with Inter looking to end the club’s nine-year dominance in Serie A, while also running the risk of missing Champions League football altogether next season.
And according to La Gazzetta dello Sport via Football ItaliaRonaldo has asked super agent Jorge Mendes to look for a new club this summer.
At first glance, Ronaldo’s options seem limited. Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has ruled out a reunion with the club’s greatest ever player, while Manchester United have been linked with their former star for now.
Ronaldo’s contract expires in 2022 and should get a pay cut on his astonishing £ 26.9 million annual salary if he wants to leave Turin and be forced to pay more taxes on his sponsorship deals if he leaves Italy.
Reports in Italy suggest that the Portuguese’s attitude has changed since their defeat to Porto
La Gazzetta dello Sport says: ‘Juventus and Ronaldo have split up but are still living together’ (pictured with Juventus president Andrea Agnelli)
The Italian report adds that Ronaldo’s stance has changed since Juve’s European departure for Porto, where Sergio’s ten-man side held on to Conceicao for a famous victory at the Allianz Arena to rid Andrea Pirlo’s side of the competition.
The Portuguese sensation is said to have grown aloof with his teammates, with the exception of Carlo Pinsoglio, while La Gazzetta dello Sport reported: ‘It’s almost as if Juventus and Ronaldo have split up, but are still living together.’
Ronaldo, who currently leads the Serie A top scorers, has failed to find the net in his last three league games as pressure on Pirlo continues to build under attack.
Italian reports this week suggested that this weekend’s match against Udinese is a must-win for the 41-year-old, with the club legend ahead if they hit a negative result.
According to Italian reports, Ronaldo has asked Jorge Mendes to find a new club for him this summer