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He has 23 goals in 24 Serie A appearances this campaign, as well as four in six Champions League matches.
However, with Juventus relatively struggling under new manager Andrea Pirlo, and worries over how the 36-year-old fits into a side that wants to play at a high tempo as his game focuses more and more on goalscoring, there are some rumours surrounding how long Ronaldo will be staying in Turin.
Juventus are currently ten points behind Serie A leaders Inter Milan, and with fifth-placed Napoli just two points behind Pirlo and co., they are in a scrap to qualify for the Champions League. Should they fail, Ronaldo's huge wages could be a problem due to the loss of income - especially straight after the hit caused by Covid-19.
Cristiano Ronaldo's stats under all Real Madrid managers. :goat: pic.twitter.com/XgKPm3Xp5Y- TeamCRonaldo. (@TeamCRonaldo) March 22, 2021
Journalist Fabrizio Romano, writing in his column for Benchwarmers, has revealed that the Portuguese is open to a move this summer, perhaps as a result of this situation.
According to Romano, "His agent Jorge Mendes has a meeting scheduled with Juventus in May for
the choice, Cristiano still has a year of contract with the Bianconeri
but everything is possible."
Maybe more surprising is where Ronaldo would most like to join. Apparently, "the Portuguese dreams of a return to Real Madrid.There is one problem with this though, Real Madrid may not have that much interest in signing a 36-year-old on huge wages that they got rid of not that long ago.
Andrea Pirlo is expecting Cristiano Ronaldo to be at Juventus next season pic.twitter.com/YnsOEoKIq3- Mr. Eddie (@Lionh3rt) March 21, 2021
Indeed, Romano says: "So far, however, no signals from Florentino Perez have arrived and there is no advanced negotiation in this sense."
Both Ronaldo and Real Madrdi have dropped off slightly since parting ways, with neither being able to pick up the Champions League trophy in that time. Would this be enough to tempt Los Blancos into bringing back their iconic forward despite the financial outlay?
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