Juventus vice-chairman, Pavel Nedved, has made a strong statement in regard to Cristiano Ronaldo‘s future after recent transfer rumours.
According to GOAL, Pavel Nedved has cleared the air surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo’s uncertain future at Juventus. The vice-chairman addressed the media by stating “For me, Ronaldo can’t be touched, He has a contract until June 30, 2022, and will stay. What happens after that remains to be seen”, while on an interview with DAZN.
Following the exit from the Round of 16 against Porto, there have been a plethora of transfer rumours from several credible sources linking Ronaldo with a return to Real Madrid. The reason is quite obvious, since his departure from the Spanish capital, the Portuguese winger has not made it past the quarter-final in the Champions League.
The rumours in recent days have even gotten stronger as several Real Madrid officials and players including Zinedine Zidane, Karim Benzema and Vinicius Jr have been asked about their views on a potential return of Cristiano Ronaldo.
However, Pavel Nedved, the vice-chairman of Juventus is confident that the 36-year-old talisman will see out his contract with the Bianconeri until the summer of 2022. There have been reports claiming that Juve are open to selling Ronaldo next summer for a mere fee worth 25 million euros in an attempt to balance their books due to the Portuguese’s massive wages.
However, Nedved’s statement has made it quite clear that Cristiano Ronaldo will remain at the Allianz Stadium until 2022. Meanwhile, Real Madrid themselves seem to be more focused on signing the likes of younger and brighter talents such as Kylian Mbappe or Erling Haaland rather than a 36-year-old Ronaldo.
This season has certainly been an underwhelming one for Juventus. A round of 16 exit in the UEFA Champions League against Porto followed by a run of poor performances in the league that have ruled them out from the Serie A title race. However, the board is still confident to vest their assurance in Andrea Pirlo next season and are confident that Cristiano Ronaldo can once again help them achieve silverware.