- Cristiano Ronaldo joined Juventus for a record fee in 2018 and could leave after just three years
- The Old Lady are on the verge of missing out of the Champions League and Ronaldo is considering his future
- Reports say the Portugal captain has contacted his agent Jorge Mendes to speak with Manchester United
With Juventus on the brink of missing out on next season’s Champions League, there is a new development on the future of Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo.
It was gathered that Ronaldo has already contacted his agent, Jorge Mendes, to go into negotiations with the Premier League giants if they would be interested in accepting him back when the transfer window opens.
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Ronaldo reportedly admitted it would be difficult for such a deal to materialise due to financial factor amid the pandemic situation.
Reports say the 36-year-old is also willing to accept a huge pay cut just to ensure the deal is taken over the line.
Ronaldo joined Juventus from Real Madrid for a club-record fee in 2018, with many believing the Bianconeri signed the five-time Ballon d'Or winner to inspire them to European glory.
Juve, however, have struggled in the Champions League in recent seasons, having been knocked out by Ajax Amsterdam, Olympique Lyon and Porto in the past three campaigns.
The Old Lady now face a battle to qualify for Europe's elite club competition, with both Lazio and Napoli having games in hand over Andrea Pirlo's fourth-placed men.
Meanwhile, Ronaldo will not be allowed to be among players forming a wall for Juventus after cheaply letting Parma score during Serie A game, Mirror reports.
Gaston Brugman put the visitors into a shock lead after his free-kick passed through Ronaldo who defended poorly to give the relegation-threatened side the lead.
Former Bianconeri boss Fabio Capello and club legend Alessandro del Piero slammed the Portuguese star, claiming his mistake was unforgivable.
And after the game, Pirlo revealed that he will consider not putting Ronaldo among the defensive wall when opponents want to take a set piece.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Barcelona legend Lionel Messi has joined Cristiano Ronaldo as the only two players in footballing history to score at least 25 goals in 12 seasons across Europe's top five leagues.
The Argentine legend reached the landmark in Barca’s 5-2 win over Getafe when he scored two stunning goals.
Messi found the back of the net twice in the first half of the encounter before teeing up Ronald Araujo to head a contest-settling fourth Barca goal and then playing in Antoine Griezmann to win a late penalty.