Cristiano Ronaldo is not interested in leaving Juventus this summer, according to manager Massimiliano Allegri. Rumours of Ronaldo’s exit were “a disrespect for me as a man and as a player,” the 36-year-old said on social media this week.
On Sunday at 17:30 BST, Juventus face Udinese in the first game of their Serie A season.
Ronaldo has been linked with Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, and Manchester City throughout the summer transfer window.
However, Real’s new manager, Carlo Ancelotti, downplayed the possibility of Ronaldo returning to the Spanish giants anytime soon on Tuesday. “Cristiano Ronaldo is a Real Madrid great, and I adore and admire him. I’ve never thought about signing him. We anticipate your arrival “he penned.
“The flippant manner my future is covered in the media is disrespectful to all the teams engaged in these reports, as well as their players and staff,” Ronaldo wrote on Instagram. In 2018, the former Manchester United striker joined to Juventus from Real Madrid for 112 million euros (£99.2 million).
In May, he became the fastest player to score 100 goals for the Italian side – a feat he achieved in 131 games. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has 10 months remaining on his contract at Allianz Stadium.
Source: BBC Sport