Cristiano Ronaldo talk overshadows Emre Can Juventus unveiling

Annette Crawford
July 10, 2018

Should Ronaldo fail to comply, Perez will raise the price of his transfer from the club, which now stands at €100 million.

Italian newspaper Il Giornale, as quoted by the Daily Express, is reporting that the Argentine is set to stay on at Juventus despite the Serie A club closing in on the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid.

Mendes refused to confirm whether or not Ronaldo has chose to leave the Bernabeu, but said it would be a "new challenge" if the Portugal superstar did move on.

Perez needs to make a statement of intent as Ronaldo's departure looks set to mark a relatively disappointing period for the club, during which they fell well short in the La Liga title race and they were caught on the hop by Zinedine Zidane's surprise resignation as manager following their Champions League success. After the match he said "it was lovely to be at Real Madrid", per Bein Sports (h/t BBC Sport).

"If this happens it will simply be a new stage, a new challenge in his brilliant career", he said. "It has been very nice playing for Real Madrid".

'For now, it's the World Cup.

Ronaldo has been plying his trade in Spain with Real Madrid since moving from Manchester United in 2009 but it appears that his time at the Bernabeu could be coming to an end.

The five-time Ballon D'Or victor, the story notes, still feels he has a lot to offer at the upper echelons of football.

"It would be great to play with him, but I do not know if there are contacts for the transfer", the midfielder told the press (via Record).

Whether they will get to watch Ronaldo in a Juventus shirt next season still remains to be seen.

The 22-year-old right-back will put pen-to-paper on a six-year contract with Madrid, subject to a medical, the club announced on Thursday.

Lopetegui was sacked on the eve of the tournament after accepting the Madrid job, with Fernando Hierro taking charge.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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