25/08/2021; 11:20 AM By : Steven D. Thompson
Reports suggest that Ronaldo may be tired of the Turin project and wants out.
The speculation over Cristiano Ronaldo's future rages on unabated amid several denials and clarifications. The rumours have, however, taken on a life of their own. It has become clear that a move away from the club is looking inevitable.
About a week ago, Ronaldo, via his Instagram page, faulted the way his name was peddled in the media. He denied offering his services to Real Madrid or any plan to join the Spanish giants. That post only provided fodder for a presumed desire to leave Turin.
Ronaldo has been linked to PSG as a potential replacement for Mbappe. A return to Manchester United was also muted, but the latest news is that the star is pushing for a move to Manchester City.
Despite his scoring record, Cristiano Ronaldo does not feel fulfilled at the Allianz Stadium in Turin. Last season, the Turin club failed to win the league for the first time in nine years. A feeling in many quarters is that Ronaldo's impact on the team may be exaggerated.
The failure to retain the league might have irked Ronaldo, who claimed at the end of the season that he had achieved all he wanted in Turin.
Max Allegri has on occasions tried to douse the fires of Ronaldo's discontent by claiming that he had spoken with the Portuguese star and that he has no intention of leaving the club.
At the weekend, Ronaldo asked to be left out of theng lineup against Udinese, fueling the rumours of his desire to leave.
According to L'Equipe, Ronaldo is keen to see a deal away from Juventus concluded before the summer transfer closes.
Latest reports suggest his future might be in England, with Manchester City the likeliest destination for the five-time Ballon d'Or winner.
Manchester City are currently in pursuit of Harry Kane. The club will, however, not turn down the opportunity of bringing in the kind of star quality Ronaldo represents. The big question is whether City will still consider the pursuit of Kane as a viable option if they can bring Ronaldo to the blue half of Manchester.
The reports also suggest that City are willing to pay his salary but will be miffed by a huge transfer fee.
Ronaldo has 12 months left on his contract, and Juventus will have to find a way to move him this summer than let him go for free in 2022.
Ronaldo has 101 goals in his 134 appearances for the Old Lady.