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Cristiano Ronaldo Has Planned Out The Rest Of His Career And It Involves Sporting CP Homecoming

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Cristiano Ronaldo Has Planned Out The Rest Of His Career And It Involves Sporting CP Homecoming

Cristiano Ronaldo wants to spend two years at former club Sporting CP before hanging up his boots, say reports.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner is keen on an emotional return to the club he played for as a teenager when his contract at Juventus expires in 2022.

Image credit: PA
Image credit: PA

That's according to Italian journalist Claudio Raimondi, who claims Ronaldo is keen to 'end his cycle' with the Serie A side before moving back to Portugal.

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"Ronaldo has an idea for his future that we are going to reveal here first hand," Raimondi told Italian TV Sport Mediaset's 'Pressing' program.

"He wants to end his cycle at Juventus and then play for two years at Sporting.

"Cristiano has no intention of leaving Juventus, he wants to honor the contract, which ends in 2022.

"There is no chance of a return to Spain and Real Madrid, whereas Manchester United have no financial strength for a move.

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"There are no conditions for Ronaldo to leave Juventus, especially for personal reasons and the connection with his sponsors."

A possible Ronaldo return to the Estádio José Alvalade has been rumoured for some time.

Earlier this year, a video emerged showing Ronaldo's mother, Dolores Aveiro, holding a Sporting shirt with her son's name and number on the back.

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The Aveiro family, who are avid Sporting fans, were watching the 1-0 win over Tondela in the Primeira Liga when the clip went viral.

Ronaldo, meanwhile, was honoured by Sporting CP in September last year, when the Portuguese side renamed their academy after the man himself.

"It is with great honour that Sporting Clube de Portugal informs that the Clube Academy will be renamed Academia Cristiano Ronaldo." read a statement.

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"The good son makes the house and the house that made Cristiano Ronaldo now welcomes his name in honour of the one who became the best Portuguese player of all time, the best player in the world, was awarded the Ballon d'Or five times and captained the national team to European Championship and Nations League success.

"The Academy will thus immortalise the name of the greatest symbol ever formed and that will be an inspiration to follow for all the youngest talents.

"On a date to be announced, and as soon as conditions permit, the club will make the official inauguration."

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Having come through the ranks at the Lisbon-based side after joining aged 12, Ronaldo made 31 first team appearances for the club before Manchester United snapped him up for £12.24 million.

Do you think a final spell at Sporting would be a good way to end his career?

Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: PA/Sporting CP

Topics: Football, Manchester United, Transfers, Sporting CP, Juventus, Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid

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