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Danilo makes prediction on Ronaldo’s Juventus future

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Champions League glory in the black & white strip still eludes CR7, and Juve are supposedly considering giving up on him.

Juventus defender Danilo has issued a definitive verdict on teammate Cristiano Ronaldo’s future at the club.

Ronaldo, who is currently on vacation after representing Portugal at Euro 2020, is set to rejoin the Juventus squad next week for pre-season training.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner enjoyed a productive 2020/21, scoring 36 goals in 44 outings, but the season was not exactly a hit on a collective level as the Bianconeri crashed out of the Champions League and finished fourth in the Serie A standings.

It is unsure, therefore, whether he will stay for a fourth season in Turin. The 35-year-old forward is into the final 12 months of his Juve contract and it has been reported he could be sold this summer.

A reunion with Manchester has been mooted while Paris Saint-Germain has also been suggested as a possible next destination for the former Real Madrid man.

In an interview for Gazzetta dello Sport, however, Danilo denied those rumors by declaring that Ronaldo will stay put at Juventus.

“Having him in the team is important for us because he brings an avalanche of goals, and besides, he’s a dear friend, we’ve known each other since Real Madrid,” said the Brazilian full-back.

“He’ll still be with us next season.”

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