Amid the uncertainty around CR7’s future, it has been suggested he has something to prove in Turin and hence will stay put.
Cristiano Ronaldo will continue at Juventus so as to “win the Scudetto back and try one last assault on the Champions League”, asserts Bruno Alves.
A number of elite clubs – Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United, and even Manchester City – are linked with the signing of Ronaldo, who has entered the final 12 months of his contract at Juventus.
The superstar forward, in spite of his extensive contributions, has faced criticism from fans and media alike for failing to lead the Old Lady to continental glory – a job many believe he was specifically brought to do.
The Bianconeri last tasted Champions League success back in 1996, and the closest CR7 came to putting an end to their long title drought was in his first season at the club when his heroics helped them reach the quarter-finals.
An international teammate of his insists the Portugal captain – a “born winner” – will refrain from walking out the Juve exit door before giving it another shot.
“I haven’t talked about these things with him,” Alves told Tuttosport on Ronaldo’s future.
“My feeling is that in the end he will stay at Juve because he still has something to do: how to win the Scudetto back and try one last assault on the Champions League.
“Cristiano always wants to prove himself, he is a born winner.”