- Juve have been urged to sell Cristiano Ronaldo
- Former Italy star Antonio Cassano says the 36-year-old is more concerned with personal glory
- The Portuguese has scored 23 Serie A goals so far while Juve are 10 points behind Inter Milan
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Cristiano Ronaldo might have traded winning the Italian League title for the golden boot this campaign.
The 36-year-old currently has 23 league goals - four better than Inter Milan attacker Romelu Lukaku while Zlatan Ibrahimovic's tally stands at 15 so far.
Meanwhile, the Old Lady are 10 points inferior to the Nerazzurri who are at the summit of the table with about 11 matches to the end of this campaign.
Andrea Pirlo's men recently crashed out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage for the second straight time and former Italy striker Antonio Cassano has urged Juve to sell the star.
Ronaldo joined Juve from Real Madrid in a deal valued at around £105 million in 2018 with the hope of firing Juve to the top of European football.
And with that ambition thwarted yet again, Cassano believes Juve should sell Ronaldo, claiming the five-time Ballon d'Or winner is only interested in his own personal glory and is a hindrance to Juve playing the way Andrea Pirlo wants to play.
Cassano was quoted by The Mirror while speaking with Bobo TV and broadcast on Twitch:
“If you sell Cristiano, there’s €100m with which you can sign a couple of top players. You can’t have a coach who wants to play football with Cristiano Ronaldo. He’s a brake on Pirlo.
"Cristiano only thinks about his goals and records. If you’re president and you want to start a new cycle, you cannot give a rookie coach the responsibility of coaching someone like Ronaldo."
Cassano first took aim at Ronaldo after Juve's shock 2-1 defeat at Porto in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie, he told Corriere dello Sport.
"Juventus signed him to win the Champions League, but they've done worse with him than they've done before. They'd also won the Scudetto [Serie A title] without him. I think he's been a failure."
Cassano was somewhat vindicated as Porto went on to eliminate Juventus from the Champions League on away goals after a pulsating second leg in Turin earlier this month.
Ronaldo has been linked with a return to Real Madrid in the summer transfer window, while speculation has also suggested PSG could make a move for the 36-year-old.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigerian star Kelechi Iheanacho equalled Cristiano Ronaldo's 13 goals FA Cup record after netting twice in Leicester City's 3-1 win over Manchester United in the quarterfinal of the competition.
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The 24-year-old opened the scoring for the hosts in the 24th minute but Mason Greenwood's 38th-minute equaliser cancelled out the opener.
Youri Tielemans restored the Foxes' leadership seven minutes into the second half while the Super Eagles attacker completed his double in the 78th minute of the meeting.
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