LONDON: Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo plans to return to Juventus after a disappointing season with the Premier League club.
According to reports, Ronaldo’s coach Jorge Mendes has already made the move and offered the 37-year-old forward to Juventus.
AS.com reports that Ronaldo’s manager has offered the footballer to the Italian giants. He learned that Juventus had not completely ruled out the presence of a football star in his team, although there are some doubts about whether he will be able to complete a deal.
United have not won the Premier League title since 2013, and last won it in 2017. They finished sixth last season after sacking Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and replacing him with caretaker coach Ralf Rangnick.
The club’s new manager, Erik ten Hag, has been given a difficult rebuilding job in his first summer at Old Trafford and will need to work on replacing some of the star names who will depart when their contracts expire on June 30.
Ronaldo is reportedly “concerned” about United’s current approach to the transfer window, according to a report by AS.com.
Along with Ronaldo, Pogba, who was bought by the club for 89 million pounds ($112 million), could return to his former club, Juventus.
Manchester United have already released some star players like Edinson Cavani, Lee Grant, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba when their contracts expire at the end of this month.
The 37-year-old found the net 24 times in a forgettable season for Manchester United, failing to qualify for the Champions League, a result that left Ronaldo’s future at Old Trafford in doubt.
Ronaldo played 134 matches with Juventus, scored 101 goals and won the league title twice as well as the Italian Cup twice.
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