The call to get rid of Cristiano Ronaldo from the Juve team is increasing by the day. This time is an ex-Bianconeri star Massimo Mauro, who has urged to move on from the five-time Ballon d’Or winner because he is too much an “individualist.”
Cristiano Ronaldo has been at the Turin club since 2018 having joined from Real Madrid in a blockbuster deal.
The Portuguese signed for the reigning Italian champions with one main aim in mind; to win the Champions League as the club’s last European success goes all the way back to 1996.
However, the Bianconeri has been unable to progress past the quarter finals since Ronaldo joined.
In his first season in Turin, they were knocked out by Ajax in the quarter-finals, but have failed to get past the Round of 16 in the last two years.
Now former Juventus star Massimo Mauro believes the time has come for Juventus to get rid of Cristiano Ronaldo.
This call has just come a day after it was also reported that former Juventus and Ronaldo’s manager Massimiliano Allegri reportedly advised the Juve hierarchy to get rid of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport, Mauro ripped into Ronaldo and claimed he will never be a leader. He equally explained that Real Madrid’s record goalscorer views personal achievements and goals as being more important than the team’s success.
“Ronaldo has never been a leader where he has played and he never will be,” Massimo Mauro said.
“He is like a company and his turnover is more important to him than the success of the team.
“Cristiano doesn’t drag his team-mates along with him, he always wants them to give him the ball to score goals.
“He is a great individualist, he is not a team player.
“From the point of view of results, Juventus with him did not do better than in the past, they even did worse in the Champions League.
“That is why the best thing for both of them is that their paths separate.”