Juventus ‘decide to sell’ Cristiano Ronaldo putting him on transfer market

Juventus have “decided to sell” star forward Cristiano Ronaldo and will be putting him on the transfer market next summer.

The Portuguese superstar has not taken his foot off the accelerator since moving from Real Madrid in 2018 for £89m.

After winning four Champions League titles at the Bernabeu, the 35-year-old has scored 71 goals in 94 assists in his time with the Old Lady.

But Spanish outlet Sport have reported that Juventus have already made a decision.

Ronaldo will not be offered a new contract, which currently sees the forward earn £28million a year.

With his fee five times higher than Paulo Dybala, the second-highest earner, it is not something the club can afford to pay anymore due to the impact of Covid.

And the Portuguese superstar will be sold at the end of the season as the Italian giants look to recoup £100m to make a profit.

It is not the first time Juventus have considered selling Ronaldo as they look to bring PSG forward Kylian Mbappe.

The Frenchman has a price tag of £360m – but sending Ronaldo the other way would help them put together a deal.

Ronaldo was linked with a move to Paris during the summer window, but the move never materialised.

Super-agent Jorge Mendes is believed to have met with PSG director Leonardo, but failed to get a deal over the line for his most famous client.

While Ronaldo has been in fine scoring form, club legend Pasquale Bruno slammed the 35-year-old for his behaviour around his team-mates.

Speaking to the Daily Mail , the former Juventus man said: “He is ignorant.

“He has been in Italy for two years and has not yet learned to speak our language.

“He uses Spanish to express himself. He has no respect for his team-mates or for the Italians.”

Ronaldo was forced to take a break from football when he tested positive for Covid – but he only needed three minutes to get back to scoring form this month.

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