Allegri: ‘Ronaldo told me he’s staying at Juventus’

by | Aug 21, 2021 11:25

Max Allegri assures Cristiano Ronaldo ‘told me he is staying at Juventus’ and never asked to leave the club, despite the on-going speculation about Manchester United.

The Bianconeri kick off their campaign tomorrow evening with a trip to Udinese.

More questions were raised when CR7 did not take part in the final pre-season friendly against the Under-23 team, with reports in England that Manchester United were seeking a reunion, following previous rumours of PSG, Real Madrid or Manchester City interest.

“Ronaldo didn’t play on Thursday because we were coming off a heavy training workload and I gave him half a day off,” said Allegri in his press conference.

“Ronaldo is an added bonus for us, because he guarantees a large number of goals. Obviously, we also have to work as a team to get the best out of an individual.”

The coach was specifically asked if Ronaldo had given any insight on where he would play this season, amid the on-going rumours.

“He has always trained well, I just read the gossip in the papers. He never told us he wanted to leave,” was the response.

“Ronaldo told me that he is staying at Juventus.”

His current contract with the Bianconeri is due to expire in June 2022 and neither party seems interested in an extension.

CR7 was purchased from Real Madrid in 2018 for circa €117m and was Serie A Capocannoniere last season with 29 goals in 33 top flight matches.

In all competition, the Portuguese legend found the net 36 times with four assists in 44 appearances for Juve.

6 Comments

  1. Yyy

    Ronaldo is Wasting his time in this team, City are perfect for him

  2. Martinn

    No one else wants to pay the greedy troublemaker. Goal difference down since he joined us (and better goal difference= more wins), morale plummeted with his ducking in defensive walls and throwing tantrums on the pitch, costs an absolute fortune 1 millon + per goal, the rest of the team can easilly make up the goals for which he has had 70 percent of the attacking time to score. Thankfully Allegri had said the whole team is not going to kiss it for him and the focus will be solidly around Dybala up front with a sprinkling of world-class Chiesa. PSG had the money for him all along and went for messi instead speaks volumes although he was much better, in his peak. His extremely toxic social media/ ‘fan’ numbers travel with him so another false equivalency. Prediction: Chiesa, Dybala and Locatelli season mvps and the team will score plenty while keeping its shape.

  3. Martinn

    I’d let any of the plastic oil teams pay for him, gladly.

  4. mike

    Just go please Ronaldo and take your daft fans with you.

  5. Zamo

    I can’t wait to see Juve visit Udinese tomorrow. It seems Juve will play as a team like they always do before CR7 project exists. This season is going to be fantastic! Ronaldo-Dybala-Chiesa trio sounds awesome!

  6. Roy

    Looking forward to a great team performance from Juve just like Inter’s today 🤞

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