It has been reported that there is “absolutely no chance” for Cristiano Ronaldo to remain at Juventus if they finish outside of the top four in Serie A standings. As a result, a possible Manchester United return has been muted.
Ronaldo’s future has been a hot subject of discussion lately among the Juventus fans and journalists alike.
The Bianconeri’s nine-year-long Serie A reign was put to an end earlier this month and they also now risk missing out on Champions League football next season. Thus, Cristiano, who is called ‘Mr. Champions League’ for his unmatched accomplishments in the competition is heavily being tipped to leave the club at the end of the season.
As per Spanish publication AS a Ronaldo and Manchester United reunion is “closer than ever” with the Premier League giants keen on adding the superstar to their ranks ahead of the 2021-22 season.
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, as per the report, has even held a discussion with his former teammate over a possible Manchester United return detailing team plans and emphasizing how beneficial his return would be for the team.
Probably, the former Real Madrid forward is “attracted” to the prospect of rejoining the 20-time English champions, whose fans have a soft spot for the player to this day, 12 years after his departure from the club, the report adds.
Some of Cristiano Ronaldo’s records at Manchester United:— TCR. (@TeamCRonaldo) October 23, 2020
-Most league goals in a season
-First and only player to win the European Golden Boot
-First and only player to win the FIFA Player of the Year
-World record transfer sale pic.twitter.com/abGotkfGcY
Furthermore, it is mentioned that a fee of €25 million would be enough to tempt Juventus into letting go of their star, who could be willing to take a pay cut in order to retrace his steps to Old Trafford, where he won the first of his five Ballon d’Or awards.
But Juventus would only readily accept cashing in on Ronaldo if they miss out on Champions League qualifications.