RONALDO TO STAY AT JUVENTUS - NEDVED
Cristiano Ronaldo will stay at Italian Serie A champions Juventus beyond this summer according to Pavel Nedved.
Ex-Juventus winger Nedved is the Vice President at Juventus and he has given his opinion on the rumours linking Cristiano Ronaldo with a transfer to another club in the summer via his interview with DAZN. The Portuguese national team talisman has been linked with a return to his former clubs, Manchester United and Real Madrid.
Cristiano Ronaldo was a Manchester United player for several years until the summer of 2009. He was a Manchester United player for six years upon his transfer from Sporting Lisbon in his native Portugal. Real Madrid signed the 36-year-old from Manchester United in a world-record deal in the summer of 2009. The 13-time European champions paid £80m for Ronaldo and he was with the club for nine years before his move to Juventus in 2018.
When Ronaldo joined the Old Lady three years ago, he put pen to paper on a four-year deal until 2022 and that contract is on course to expire next summer. Juventus might need to sell him this summer to avoid a scenario where they will have to lose his services for free when his current deal expires.
By this summer, Cristiano Ronaldo will have one year remaining on his Juventus contract and that has prompted discussions over his long-term future at the Allianz Stadium in Turin. In addition to the short length of his remaining Juventus contract, his poor form in the big games has also been discussed. Juventus signed Ronaldo to deliver the elusive Champions League trophy but the Portuguese player has failed in this regard. The Old Lady have not played in the Champions League semi-finals since they signed Ronaldo from Real Madrid. Juventus have been knocked out at the round of 16 stage in two of the three seasons with Cristiano Ronaldo. The first season with Ronaldo ended with a Champions League quarterfinal elimination at the hands of Ajax Amsterdam of the Dutch Eredivisie.