TURIN – Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo is leaving Juventus Turin, according to Italian media. His new job could be Manchester City, Sky Sport Itlia correspondent Paolo Aghemo said that on Friday, players Jorge Mendes will meet with Juventus’s leaders to discuss the next steps.
The “Citizens” allegedly offered Ronald a two-year contract with an annual income of 15 million euros, currently earning twice as much. Juventus is asking for 25 million euros for the transfer, but the English club is not willing to pay any fee. The fact that 36-year-old Ronald’s contract expires after this season and is interested in leaving Turin is playing his hands.
The latest information brings another shock in the transfer saga of the star Portuguese. His former club and city rival Manchester United have reportedly joined the fight for Cristiano Ronald.
The AFP agency informed on Friday that the Portuguese had already emptied the locker in the locker room and said goodbye to his teammates. He did not even take part in training before the weekend league match on the Empoli pitch. His absence was also confirmed by the club.
“Yesterday Cristiano informed me that he no longer planned to play for Juventus. He will certainly not oppose Empoli,” confirmed according to AP coach Juventus Massimiliano Allegri.
Ronaldo came to Juventus in 2018 and has played a total of 134 matches so far, scoring 101 goals. Before the beginning of this year, there was speculation about his return to Spain, but the attacker himself denied it. After the arrival of Lionel Messi in Paris, St. Germain also talked about Ronald’s involvement, but the French club refused.