Massimiliano Allegri confirms Cristiano Ronaldo WILL stay at Juventus as he has ‘never expressed a desire to leave the club’
- Massimiliano Allegri has confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo will stay at Juventus
- Ronaldo has one year left on his deal and questions were raised over his future
- However, Allegri said that Ronaldo has ‘never expressed his desire to leave’
Massimiliano Allegri has confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo will stay at Juventus this summer despite ongoing speculation over the strikers future.
The 36-year-old has one year left on his current deal with the Turin club and questions had been asked over what his next move would be.
However, Allegri said that Ronaldo has ‘never expressed his desire to leave Juventus’ and that he continues to train well at the club.
Massimiliano Allegri has confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo will stay at Juventus this summer
Fans were concerned about Ronaldo’s future at the club when they saw he was absent from Juve’s final pre-season friendly against the U23 team.
However, Allegri has reassured supporters that the striker was being rested following a ‘heavy’ week of training.
Speaking at a press conference ahead of their clash with Udinese on Sunday, he said: ‘Ronaldo didn’t play on Thursday because we were coming off a heavy training workload and I gave him half a day off.
‘Ronaldo is an added bonus for us, because he guarantees a large number of goals. Obviously, we also have to work as a team to get the best out of an individual.’
When asked whether Ronaldo – who has been linked with a return to either Real Madrid or Manchester United – had given any insight on where he would play this season, Allegri confirmed he would stay at Juventus.
He said: ‘He has always trained well, I just read the gossip in the papers. He never told us he wanted to leave,’ was the response.
‘Ronaldo told me that he is staying at Juventus.’
Ronaldo’s current contract in Turin is due to expire in June 2022 and there were question raised as to whether he would sign an extension after failing a secure a ninth-successive Scudetto with Juve last season.
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