Juventus are reportedly trying sign Cristiano Ronaldo

Heather Diaz
July 4, 2018

Reports linking Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo with a move to Juventus have been laughed off by the Italian club's former managing director.

The story gathered momentum on Wednesday, with Spanish sport publication Marca leading with the Ronaldo speculation.

Real Madrid President, Florentino Perez, had stubbornly maintained that Ronaldo would only be allowed to leave if his release clause was met.

Madrid have accepted an offer from Italian champions Juventus for Ronaldo, who after the Champions League final already knew of their interest.

John Tavares signed with The Leafs and LeBron James with The Lakers and now we have one of the world's greatest soccer players Cristiano Ronaldo possibly heading to Juventus in Italy. Other top European clubs like Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain are also expected to be lurking as a result of Madrid's new-found willingness to sell their superstar.

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It is being said that Real are set to accept Juve's €100 million (R1.5 billion) bid for their record scorer, a rumour that has also been reported by Jugones.

At 33 his best days would seem to be behind him, give or take the odd brilliant free-kick, and although Real Madrid have tried to tempt him with a new contract, the Sun says he wants to sample a new club in the twilight of his career.

The fact Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Neymar of PSG are paid more than Ronaldo is at the heart of his unhappiness.

The Portugal worldwide has reportedly since rejected the chance to sign a new contract at the Bernabeu, with his agent Jorge Mendes said to be plotting a move away from the Spanish capital.

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