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Ronaldo heading back to Manchester?

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Ronaldo’s future at Juventus has been a source of debate this summer.

The Portuguese star has failed to replicate his top form at the Italian club. There have been suggestions that he doesn’t fit in Massimiliano Allegri’s plans for the next season.

A couple of recent reports have suggested that both Manchester clubs might be interested in bringing the superstar back to the Premier League.

According to the Italian publication la Republicca, both Ronaldo and Juventus are working on an exit plan for months. Both parties want their association to end and have been on the lookout for a new club.

The report also suggests that Manchester United, Ronaldo’s former club, are aware of his availability, and they are keeping tabs on the situation.

Another report from Italy has suggested that cross-town rivals Manchester City might be in the contention too.

According to Corriere Dello Sport, Ronaldo’s agent has offered his client’s services to the league champions. Portuguese super-agent Jorge Mendes manages Ronaldo. City are in the market for a forward, but their main target is Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur. The chance to sign Ronaldo might appear to be a lucrative one, but it seems unlikely that it will be at the expense of Kane.

The 36-year-old has only one year left on his €30m-a-year contract with the Italian giants. In this market, Juventus might not be able to recoup any of the £105 million they paid to sign him from Real Madrid in 2018. However, they can save a hefty sum on wages by allowing him to leave this summer.

If Cristiano Ronaldo leaves Juventus, it will mark the end of a relatively unsuccessful chapter of his career.

The Portuguese superstar had arrived in Turin intending to lead the club to the Champions League glory.

However, during his time with the club, Juventus never mounted a serious challenge for the continental glory. And the failure to win Serie A last season turned out to be the watershed event in Ronaldo’s relationship with the club.

I have been writing about the beautiful game for the last 6 years contributing articles to The Daily Mail, Vocal, Fan Sided and many other publications.

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