Qualifying for the Champions League in the final Serie A round gave Juventus a chance to keep Cristiano Ronaldo, but his future still hangs in the balance. The return of Massimiliano Allegri on the bench will not necessarily be the deciding factor, but the two surely were not seeing eye-to-eye in their previous seasons together.
The manager reportedly suggested moving on from the Portuguese ace in one of his final meetings with Andrea Agnelli in 2019, more for philosophical reasons than personal ones. Ronaldo instead believed that the tactics of the gaffer were not proactive enough to be successful in Europe. According to AS, the boss did not put the ace above the rest of the team, which created uneasiness.
Instead, the star striker praised Maurizio Sarri the following year, openly saying that the squad was playing better and created more chances, plus he had more freedom to pick his spots offensively in the new design.
Juventus would not put up any resistance if Ronaldo asked to leave a year before the natural end of his contract. The economic element is more influential than any technical matter in his possible departure. His agent Jorge Mendes has been in talks especially with PSG, which is the most credible destination at this stage, La Gazzetta dello Sport reports.
According to La Stampa, José Mourinho called the forward personally to see what his plans are. While staying in Italy would be highly beneficial because of its fiscal benefits, a transfer to Roma is a highly complicated scenario for obvious reasons.