Press reports have contradicted the future of Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo, in support of his stay with his current team Juventus, and the likelihood of his departure, in light of speculation that he will return to his former team Manchester United.
The 35-year-old Portuguese star joined Juventus, moving from Real Madrid in the summer of 2018, for about $ 120 million.
Reports agreed in the Italian press that Ronaldo remained with Juventus, until the end of his contract in 2023, but reports in most European newspapers - including the British and Spanish - indicated the Don's desire to leave Turin.
Among the most prominent reports that suggested Ronaldo's departure is a report by the British newspaper "The Sun", which indicated that the return of the Don to his former team, Manchester United, is an existing possibility.
Because of its current financial problems caused by the outbreak of the Corona virus, Juventus may be unable to meet Ronaldo's massive salary, which is $ 630,000 per week, the report said.
Good to get back to victories and happy to score again in our stadium! ⚽⚽
On the other hand, Manchester United is considered one of the richest and most European clubs in terms of financial stability, even though it is away from competition for titles, due to its wide fans in Britain, and its high income from sponsorship contracts, TV broadcasts and advertisements, in addition to many other sources.
Ronaldo spent six years at Old Trafford, before leaving for Real Madrid in 2009, after writing his name as one of the club's greatest players ever.
Reports of Ronaldo's return to the "Red Devils" coincide with what Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward has said that his team's next transition will not likely be "normal".
The decline in the market value of the Portuguese star due to his advanced age may be one of the factors returning to the Premier League, as it is currently valued at $ 65 million, ranking 46th according to the "Transfer Market" website, which is the biggest decline of the star crowned with the Golden Ball five times.
No excuses 🤷🏽♂️💪 pic.twitter.com/QNjMQDvfd4- Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) February 10, 2020
Spanish reports also mentioned that Ronaldo's dream was to return to Real Madrid, but this dream led to a change in the club's policies, looking for stars who are building the future of the troubled team since last season, a point in favor of continuing Juventus or moving towards Manchester, as British reports said.
And the coming weeks will show any more accurate reports, after Ronaldo's return to Italy, where he is still in his hometown of Madeira, Portugal, since the beginning of the outbreak of the Corona Virus, especially since he remained silent during this period, and he did not talk about his football future until now.