Cristiano Ronaldo’s future at Juventus has been confirmed by the club’s director Fabio Paratici despite recent transfer rumours, especially links to a sensational Real Madrid return.
Ronaldo, 35, moved away from Madrid in the summer of 2018 after nine trophy-laden seasons at the Santiago Bernabeu for a new challenge in Serie A.
The striker has gone on to clinch back-to-back Scudetti in his two seasons to date, finding the net 71 times in 94 games in all competitions.
Juve however, have failed to repeat their domestic success in Europe despite the introduction of the Champions League talisman. This has caused some unrest in Turin, with neither Massimiliano Allegri nor successor Maurizio Sarri able to break the club’s run of 25 years without success in the competition so far.
According to Media reports from Italy, Ronaldo, additionally is frustrated by Juve’s efforts to cut players’ salaries to offset financial losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic. This has resulted in making efforts to smoothen relations with Madrid president Florentino Perez, leaving the door open to a possible comeback in the future.
French giantsParis Saint-Germain are also ment as a potential destination for the striker, who started Juve’s Serie A clash on Saturday at home to Cagliari.
Paratici though insists that in spite of those stories, Ronaldo is going nowhere.
“I can reassure you about Cristiano Ronaldo’s future here at Juventus,” the director told to DAZN.
“We don’t pay too much attention to transfers rumours, there is lots of news every day.”
Paulo Dybala is another player whose future in Turin has come under the scrutiny as the Argentine has struggled for playing time in 2020-21.
He was once again made to watch from the bench on Saturday after missing out on Argentina’s World Cup qualifiers through illness, but Paratici expects him to get back to his best soon.
“Dybala is a great player and wants to be a protagonist. He’s unlucky, as he had this virus issue that has been dragging on since the last break for international duty, he had more problems just before the Lazio game,” he added.
“He has now been able to train regularly and hopefully will soon get back to being the Dybala of old.”