Cristiano Ronaldo will leave Juventus unless they win the Champions League this season – reports
Cristiano could quit Juventus at the end of the season if they fail to win the Champions League this season.
The former Manchester United and Real Madrid man has had a tricky season in Turin and appears to have a frosty relationship with Juve boss Maurizio Sarri.
Ronaldo was substituted twice in as many games before the international break.
One of the occasions he was taken off was during a Serie A clash at home to AC Milan and the Portugal legend was reported to have left the stadium early.
Sarri claimed Ronaldo was taken off because he was injured.
However, Ronaldo played 90 minutes in both of Portugal’s Euro 2020 qualifiers this month, where he took his international goal tally up to 99.
But he then bizarrely claimed that Sarri was correct in saying he was not 100 per cent fit.
It is now being claimed that Ronaldo’s patience is running so thin that he will only stay at the club if they win European club football’s top prize this season.
The 34-year-old only joined Juve in the summer of 2018 from Real Madrid for £100million.
Juventus won Serie A last term but Ronaldo recorded his second-lowest goal tally in 12 seasons with 21 strikes.
And Spanish journalist Eduardo Inda claimed Ronaldo could turn his back on Juve.
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However, Inda also suggested they may be willing to oblige that as they want to sign Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe from Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain respectively.
Speaking on television programme ‘Chiringuito De Jugones’, broadcast on TV channel LaSexta, Inda said: “Cristiano Ronaldo could leave Juventus at the end of the current season if they do not win the Champions League.
“He went to Turin to try and win the Champions League with a third different club but things are getting complicated.
“Juventus want to sign Pogba and Mbappe. I think it is going to be difficult for them, especially the second one.
“Due to the salary limits, if they want to sign these players they would have to allow for Ronaldo’s exit from the club so it is becoming a very likely outcome.”
Ronaldo spent six seasons at Old Trafford where he scored 118 goals in 294 games.
He won three Premier League titles, an FA Cup, a Champions League and League Cup before moving to Real Madrid for £80m, which was a world-record fee at the time.
But he was even better in Madrid, scoring 450 goals in 438 appearances in nine seasons. He won many trophies including two LaLiga titles and four Champions Leagues.
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