According to Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes, Cristiano Ronaldo has no intentions to return to Sporting CP this season. The 36-year-future old’s at Juventus is becoming more unclear, with reports suggesting a summer transfer is on the cards as he approaches the end of his deal in Turin. Some reports indicated that the forward could make a triumphant return to his boyhood club Sporting, but Mendes has quickly debunked those stories.
Dolores Aveiro, Ronaldo’s mum, was the one who fueled rumors of a return to Sporting earlier this week. She told supporters about her son’s prospects as they shared Sporting’s first Primeira Liga title win since 2002: “I’ll talk to him to get him back. He’ll play in Alvalade [Sporting’s stadium] next year.”
Even Ronaldo’s mum, it seems, cannot convince the forward to return to his homeland quite yet, even though he has previously stated that he would like to finish his career there.
Mendes responded to the rumors by telling Record: “Cristiano is ecstatic about Sporting’s title, as he has publicly shown. His career plans, though, do not currently include Portugal “..
Though a return to Sporting is doubtful for the time being, Ronaldo’s future at Juventus is also up in the air.
It’s hard to call his time, in Turn, a disappointment. He has secured back-to-back Serie A championships, and he became the club’s first player to score 100 goals last week.
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The Bianconeri, on the other hand, have lost their championship to Inter this season, have been disqualified early from the Champions League once again, and will have to fight hard to even qualify for the tournament next season, as they are still in the fifth position with two games remaining.
As a result of the confusion, a summer of transition could be on the cards. As one of the club’s highest earners, Ronaldo is among those who could be let go. And at 36, there will be plenty of clubs interested in signing Portugal forward. With suggestions that he could return to Manchester United or Real Madrid.
Ronaldo has previously said that a stint in Major League Soccer would be appealing to him. And rich sides from the Middle East would certainly join the bidding if Ronaldo were to move on.