French giants Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) are keeping tabs on the situation of Cristiano Ronaldo at the Juventus camp with an aim of signing him at the end of 2020-21 season.
This is after former Juventus president Giovanni Gigli advised the Italian Serie A giant to officially part ways with Ronaldo, who, according to him, is not yielding much but only contributing to the club’s hefty expenditure.
In addition, Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo has been quoted by The Sun suggesting that the proceeds from the sale of Ronaldo will enable him sign up for the services of the youngest players in the UEFA Champions League next season.
Pirlo believes signing more new players will help him revamp the squad and scale to greater heights in the Champions League.
Despite boasting of the services of Ronaldo, currently one of the most expensive footballers in the world, Juventus were knocked out of this season’s UEFA campaigns earlier than expected by French side FC Porto. Porto Knocked out Juventus in the round of 16 on an away goal advantage on March 9, 2021.
“It is very expensive for Juventus to continue keeping Ronaldo in their camp. I once said so when he signed from Real, and I will still insist. The purpose of his arrival was to help the team win the UEFA Cup, and now the situation is not the same,”said Gigli in an interview with Radio Punto Nuovo in Italy.
According to Gigli, the Portuguese footballer has been pocketing Sh112 million from Juventus for every goal he scores.
Ronaldo, who has also played for Sporting CP of Portugal and Manchester United of England, was signed by Juventus in 2018 after being persuaded to part ways with Real Madrid of Spain for Sh9.8 billion.
In his third season at Juventus, Ronaldo’s presence in Turin has not helped the Serie A giants reach the UEFA quarter-finals.
However, the biggest thing Ronaldo has helped Juventus do is to continue winning the Serie A title for the past two seasons.
The Squad currently holds third place in the table, four and ten points behind AC Milan and leaders Inter Milan respectively.
The current contract between Juventus and Ronaldo, 36, is expected to officially end by the end of June 2022.
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