Juventus icon Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly pressing for a move to Manchester City after he reportedly requested to be on the bench in Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Udinese.
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Ex-Juventus president Giovanni Cobolli Gigli called on the club to correct the signature ‘mistake’ Cristiano Ronaldo Sell it as soon as possible.
Juventus paid the club a record £99m for Ronaldo’s prize real Madrid in the summer of 2018.
The Portuguese star joined on a four-year contract and looted 101 goals in his first three seasons, winning every domestic honor available to him.
But the start of the current season did not go as planned, as Ronaldo is said to have been Paying to move to Manchester City after receiving Request to be on the bench To draw on Sunday 2-2 with Udinese.
However, Ronaldo remains the biggest attraction in Serie A, and Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri’s squad would be noticeably weaker without the 36-year-old.
Andrea Agnelli’s boss has He previously justified the financial aspect of Ronaldo’s signing He awarded him a contract worth €31m (£26.5m) per season.
However, his predecessor sees things quite differently and insists that Juventus will not get back the money they allotted to Ronaldo.
In addition to criticizing the Bianconeri’s transfer strategy, Gigli criticized Ronaldo’s playing style by declaring that it “hampers Juventus ‘ attacks”.
“I have always been honest: signing Ronaldo was a mistake. It is impossible to recover the investment and it will remain that way,” said Gigli – who was Juventus president between 2006 and 2009. News .
“He’s a great player, but I have to be honest – the sooner he leaves, the better for him and Juventus.
“I hope Massimiliano Allegri knows how to keep using it as he did against Udinese. That is, with intelligence and when the match is underway.
“Ronaldo hinders Juventus’ attack. Without him, they can do excellent things collectively.”
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Gigli’s desire to leave Ronaldo for Torino may soon be fulfilled, as the player’s agent, Jorge Mendes, is understood to be negotiating with City chiefs.
Ronaldo, for his part, is keen on the move because he believes joining City will give him the best chance to add to his tally of five Golden Balls.
Updates are coming thick and fast regarding the Portugal captain, with Allegri insisting only last week that he will not leave.
“Ronaldo is an added bonus for us because he guarantees a large number of goals,” the Italian coach said. “Obviously, we also have to work as a team to get the best out of anyone.
“He has always trained well, I read gossip in the papers. He never told us he wanted to leave. Ronaldo told me he would stay at Juventus.”