Cristiano Ronaldo’s future at Juventus has been under scrutiny for many months as he entered the last 12 months of his contract in Turin
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Cristiano Ronaldo is ready to break his word by joining bitter rivals Manchester United this summer, according to Italy.
The Juventus superstar’s future has been under intense scrutiny for many months as he entered the final 12 months of his contract in Turin.
Paris Saint-Germain is watching Ronaldo closely as club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi is said to dream of reuniting the 36-year-old with Lionel Messi in the French capital.
But Manchester City have taken the lead in the race to sign the Portuguese captain. Agent Jorge Mendes is ready to start negotiations with Etihad leaders.
That’s according to Corriere dello Sport, who claims Ronaldo is ready to leave Serie A and informs the Juventus hierarchy about it.
The report adds that the Bianconeri’s finances have been badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic and they could try to sack the five-time Ballon d’Or winner while still getting a sizable fee back.
While PSG are keeping an eye on the situation, Ronaldo remains heavily linked to a move to former clubs Real Madrid and United.
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But he may soon have to consider joining local rivals the Red Devils – something he had promised in the past never to do.
“Playing for City, not United? I won’t,” said Ronaldo in 2013. “Why? Because my heart is for Manchester United, that’s why.”
“I can say it would be very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very difficult to play at Manchester City. Very difficult because of Manchester United.”
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Ronaldo scored 118 goals for the Red Devils in six seasons and won seven major honors, including the 2008 Champions League.
He then moved to Real Madrid for a world record fee of £ 80m and enjoyed a legendary nine-year stint at the Santiago Bernabeu.
In addition to Ronaldo’s fresh ties with City, rumors have raged in Spain that Blancos coach Carlo Ancelotti is dying to meet his former player.
If Juventus are ready to let their talisman go, it will mean a change in policy as they have been vehemently opposed to this result all summer.
Massimiliano Allegri returned for a second term as Juve coach in May, saying Ronaldo was at the center of his plans for the 2021-22 season.
Allegri said: “Now he (Ronaldo) has more responsibility because three years ago we had a more experienced team, while there are now younger players. I expect a lot from him in terms of responsibility, he is in good shape and he is” fit.”
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