Juventus director Fabio Paratici made a positive point about Cristiano Ronaldo to come up. The Portuguese star has been linked with a departure from Turin this summer, but it now looks like he is ready to extend his stay at the club.
Cristiano Ronaldo has joined Juventus since real Madrid in the summer of 2018 and continued his brilliant goal form in Italy. However, the Portuguese talisman has failed to inspire the Bianconeri in the UEFA Champions League since his arrival. The Serie A giants have struggled to progress beyond the quarter-finals of the competition over the past three seasons, much to the frustration of fans as well as the player himself.
It was initially reported that the Portuguese are planning to part ways with the Serie A giants at the end of this season. A return to Real Madrid was also being considered. However, Paratici has now almost confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo will be a Juventus player beyond the summer.
Talk to Sky Sports, the Juventus manager shed light on rumors linking the Portuguese with Real Madrid, saying it was a privilege to have Cristiano Ronaldo in Turin.
“Cristiano will be the future of Juventus, absolutely. I’m sure. It’s a privilege to have Cristiano. We appreciate him and we are very happy to have this kind of champion with us, ”said Paratici.
The arrival of the Portuguese had thrown Juventus into the limelight, helping the club gain millions of followers overnight. However, it was also recently reported that the Bianconeri are struggling to pay Cristiano Ronaldo’s astronomical salary and are ready to end their association with the superstar this summer.
Paratici’s comments will go a long way in dispelling these rumors and also bring much-needed relief to fans.
Cristiano Ronaldo has been on fire for Juventus this season
The Bianconeri have struggled for form this season and are already ten points behind Serie A leaders Inter Milan. Juventus also left the UEFA Champions League in the round of 16, much to the frustration of Cristiano Ronaldo, who has again been on fire for the Serie A giants this season.
The Portuguese have scored 95 goals in 122 games for Juventus so far. Cristiano Ronaldo already has 30 goals in 33 games this season, including another brilliant hattrick against Cagliari this weekend.
The legendary striker looks set to enjoy his best season with the Bianconeri and will aim to end the season strong in the coming weeks.