According to reports, Cristiano Ronaldois considering a potential transfer to Manchester United or Paris Saint-Germain this summer ifJuventusfails to reach the Champions League.
Juventus’ Serie A title defense appears to be effectively over as they trail league leaders Inter Milan by 13 points with five matches to play.
And the Old Lady could even miss out on a top-four finish as AC Milan is hot on their heels in the Champions League qualification race.
Juventus are currently fourth in Serie A and are level on points with third-place Napoli and fifth-place Milan.
According to Italian newspaperTuttosport, the 36-year-old Portuguese superstar could make an early exit if Juventus fall short of Champions League qualification.
Ronaldo is keen to play in Europe’s top-tier club competition and is reportedly willing to cut ties with the Italian side in the upcoming transfer window.
Tuttosport added that the former Real Madrid superstar would ‘listen’ to offers from PSG and United in the summer.
Juventus would also struggle to handle Ronaldo’s wages without Champions League football, according to the publication.
The Portugal captain commands a staggering £1m-a-week wage, and Juventus have struggled financially amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Both United and PSG are most likely to secure Champions League football next
The Red Devils are currently second in the Premier League and are 10 points behind league leaders Manchester City.
PSG, meanwhile, is second in Ligue 1 and is one point behind Lille in their nail-biting title defense.
Ronaldo has come under intense criticism at Juventus and wasrecently warned by Andrea Pirlo that he could be dropped from the free-kick wall after his error against Parma.
Former Juventus midfielder Massimo Mauro has also hit out at the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, saying that Ronaldo has “never been a leader where he has played.”
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