Cristiano Ronaldo is on his way home from the World Cup after Portugal’s participation was ended by Uruguay on Saturday night and might he soon be on his way somewhere else?
According to The Sun, Ronaldo could be poised to join Juventus after his agent ended an 11-year feud with the Italian champions.
Reports from Italy claim that super-agent Jorge Mendes is lining up “a sensational move for the Real Madrid talisman” after Ronaldo decided he wanted one final challenge away from the Bernabeu.
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At 33 his best days would seem to be behind him, give or take the odd brilliant free-kick, and although Real Madrid have tried to tempt him with a new contract, the Sun says he wants to sample a new club in the twilight of his career.
Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain have been two of the clubs linked with Ronaldo in recent weeks but Juventus are increasingly confident they will be able to seal a deal with the Portuguese poseur.
Mendes and Juventus haven’t seen eye to eye for more than a decade but their differences have apparently been resolved after the agent facilitated the recent move of Valencia full-back Joao Cancelo to Turin.
Consequently, the Italian giants “are now exploring the chance of taking Ronaldo to Serie A”, although the player himself stonewalled questions on the rumours after Saturday’s defeat, snapping: “It’s not the right time to talk about my future.”
But the Italian press seem convinced a deal will be reached with the front page of Sunday’s Tuttosport proclaiming: “Ronaldo-Juve, what a story!”
They add that Ronaldo is likely to move to Juventus for around £120m, with Real Madrid expected to try to lure Neymar from PSG as his replacement.
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