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Cristiano Ronaldo Is ‘Alone’ In Juventus Dressing Room With Teammates Sick Of His Special Privileges

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Cristiano Ronaldo Is ‘Alone’ In Juventus Dressing Room With Teammates Sick Of His Special Privileges

Cristiano Ronaldo cuts a lonely figure at Juventus as his relationship with the rest of the dressing room is "practically non-existent" according to a report in Italy.

The reason, according to newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, is that the player is seen to be given too many special freedoms and privileges when compared to his teammates.

A prime example is the news that, while the rest of the Juve squad had to come in for an extra day's training the day after a 3-0 defeat to AC Milan earlier this month, Ronaldo went to pick up a £1.4 million Ferrari.

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The five-time Ballon d'Or winner was reportedly accompanied by the Juventus president Andrea Agnelli, strengthening the belief that he is given special perks from the most powerful people at the club.

This has left Ronaldo cut adrift as an isolated figure among his teammates with back-up goalkeeper Carlo Pinsoglio the only player he sees away from the football pitch, according to Gazetta.

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There has been plenty of speculation that the 36-year-old will leave Turin this summer, despite having another year on his contract with Juve.

The goals have come - and Ronaldo is top scorer in Serie A this season with 29 strikes - but the team have gradually slid during his three-year spell.

Even those in Italy who the Portuguese ace has upset acknowledge that it far from entirely Ronaldo's fault; Juve have a squad in need of refreshing and choosing the inexperienced Andrea Pirlo as manager has not paid off.

However if it's true that Ronaldo is now isolated from his teammates, a summer move seems inevitable, with Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United reportedly monitoring the situation, while others claim boyhood club Sporting CP or even a move to MLS is more likely.

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All imagery: PA Images

Topics: Serie A, Juventus, Cristiano Ronaldo

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