Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus want Portuguese star to become mentor to younger players

Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus want Portuguese star to become mentor to younger players

- Cristiano Ronaldo joined Juventus in 2018 and he's already becoming a club legend

- The Italian club wants the player to become a mentor to younger players

- Ronaldo is 35 and there are concerns he could hang his boots soon

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Cristiano Ronaldo could become a mentor at Juventus as the club is already preparing for the 35-year-old player’s imminent retirement from the game.

The Italian giants want the Portuguese sensation to become a mentor to their younger players when he leaves, but despite his age, Ronaldo is still on top of his game.

He is also a crucial member of their squad but they are already planning how to benefit more from him at his age.

Juventus manager Andrea Pirlo said: "Ronaldo works very hard. He brings enthusiasm. You can notice it on the pitch as well.

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"He started the season really well, I hope he will keep doing like this until the end of the season."

The Italian champions are also desperate in lowering the average age of their squad but CR7 falls into the older group category.

However, they might find it difficult convincing him as the multiple Ballon d’Or winner is prepared to play until he is 40, according to Portugal boss Fernando Santos.

Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus want Portuguese star to become mentor to younger players

Cristiano Ronaldo could become a mentor at Juventua. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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He said: "Cristiano is ready to play until he’s 40, but he doesn’t know if it will happen.

"At some point he may feel that he no longer has the same conditions.

"He’s not a player who will lower his level, when he feels like he can’t be Ronaldo, he won’t."

With the kind of value Ronaldo possesses, clubs like French Ligue 1 side PSG, Premier League club Manchester City as well as Italian side Inter Milan have been linked with the player.

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Juve on the other hand have shown their intention to bring in new blood by signing 22-year-old Federico Chiesa from Fiorentina.

However, Legit.ng earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo's relationship with Sergio Ramos appears to have fallen apart since the 35-year-old parted ways with Real Madrid for Juventus in 2018.

The Portugal international left the Santiago Bernabeu in a deal valued around £99 million after ending his nine-year reign with Los Blancos two years back.

Sources reveal Cristiano felt disappointed after Ramos backed Croatian playmaker Luka Modric for the prestigious Ballon d'Or award.

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