‘Cristiano Ronaldo will still be with us at Juventus next season’, claims team-mate Danilo…. the Brazilian defender is confident his ‘dear friend’ will stay in Turin despite links with summer move to Manchester United and PSG
- Cristiano Ronaldo has been linked with a move away from from Juventus
- The 36-year-old forward has just one year left on his current deal in Turin
- But team-mate Danilo is confident he will stay put with the Serie A giants
- Manchester United and PSG were heavily linked with a move for the superstar
Cristiano Ronaldo will stay at Juventus, according to team-mate Danilo.
The 36-year-old forward has just one year left on his current deal in Turin and has been linked with a summer move to Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain.
But Juventus defender Danilo looked to quash speculation that his team-mate could leave the club this summer, insisting he was confident the former Real Madrid superstar would still be a Juve player next season.
Juventus defender team-mate Danilo (C) is confident Cristiano Ronaldo (L) will stay at the club
Speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport, he said: ‘Having him in the team is important for us because he brings an avalanche of goals.
‘He’s a dear friend, we’ve known each other since Real Madrid.
‘He’ll still be with us next season.’
Former Manchester City star Danilo and Ronaldo played together at Real Madrid between 2015 and 2017 before reuniting in Italy two years ago.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner isn’t giving up on bringing the Champions League back to Turin, with his agent Jorge Mendes reportedly working on extending his Juventus deal.
The forward icon shone at Euro 2020, but was linked with a move away from Italy this summer
The Portuguese superstar was furious as the Andrea Pirlo experiment fell flat, seeing Juve’s nine-year reign in Serie A abruptly ended as they crashed-out of the Champions League to Porto in the last-16.
Ronaldo starred at Euro 2020 this summer and still leads the Golden Boot race despite Portugal crashing-out at the last-16, showing there’s plenty of life in those 36-year-old legs.
The forward was linked with a return to the Premier League with old side United, but he may now prefer another Ballon d’Or push in Italy under the returning Max Allegri.
Ronaldo wants more silverware and awards as his ruthless career extends into his 30s
Ronaldo’s deal is set to run out next summer but Mendes is now asking Juventus for an extension, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.
The forward is aiming to bag another Ballon d’Or to equal his eternal rival Lionel Messi, who has the record of six gongs.
Ronaldo fired in 36 goals last season and continued his ruthless form at the Euros, becoming the joint all-time top-scorer in international football, equalling Ali Daei’s record of 109.
Ronaldo was linked with a move back home to Man United but after the Old Trafford club announced a deal for Jadon Sancho, a sensational reunion looks unlikely.
The winger shone for England on Saturday in their 4-0 victory over Ukraine, and insisted he’s full focused on the summer when asked about his move.