- Cristiano Ronaldo joined Juventus for a record fee in 2018 and could leave after just three years
- The Old Lady are on the verge of missing out on the Champions League and Ronaldo is considering his future
- Reports say the Portugal captain has contacted his agent Jorge Mendes to speak with Manchester United
With Juventus in the brink of missing out on next season’s Champions League, there is a new development on future of Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo.
Italian outlet, La Gazzetta dello Sport via Soccer Laduma are claiming that the former Manchester United striker has set his sights on Old Trafford return.
It was gathered that Ronaldo has already contacted his agent Jorge Mendes to go into negotiations with the Premier League giants if they would be interested in accepting him back when the transfer window opens.
Ronaldo reportedly admitted it would be difficult for such a deal to materialise due to financial factor amid the pandemic situation.
Reports say the 36-year-old is also willing to accept huge pay cut just to ensure the deal is taken over the line.
Ronaldo joined Juventus from Real Madrid for a club-record fee in 2018, with many believing the Bianconeri signed the five-time Ballon d'Or winner to inspire them to European glory.
Juve, however, have struggled in the Champions League in recent seasons, having been knocked out by Ajax Amsterdam, Olympique Lyon and Porto in the past three campaigns.
The Old Lady now face a battle to qualify for Europe's elite club competition, with both Lazio and Napoli having games in hand over Andrea Pirlo's fourth-placed men.
Meanwhile, Ronaldo will not be allowed to be among players forming a wall for Juventus after cheaply letting Parma score during Serie A game, Mirror reports.
Gaston Brugman put the visitors into a shock lead after his free-kick passed through Ronaldo who defended poorly to give the relegation-threatened side the lead.
Former Bianconeri boss Fabio Capello and club legend Alessandro del Piero slammed the Portuguese star, claiming his mistake was unforgivable.
And after the game, Pirlo revealed that he will consider not putting Ronaldo among the defensive wall when opponents want to take a set-piece.
Briefly News earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo becomes the first footballer to receive cryptocurrency. Cristiano Ronaldo made history on Sunday, becoming the first footballer to receive cryptocurrency as payment.
The Portuguese player was awarded 770 fan tokens for his record-breaking goal milestone. Ronaldo had recorded 761 career goals after his hat-trick against Cagliari on March 14, 2021.
To appreciate his goal record, the Ballon D’Or recipient was given 770 fan tokens by Juventus before the match against Benevento, according to Marca.
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