Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother hints of his possible return to boyhood club Sporting CP next season


Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother hints of his possible return to boyhood club Sporting CP next season

Ronaldo may return to his boyhood club Sporting, suggests his mother Maria

Cristiano Ronaldo could soon be out on his way from Italy, leaving the Bianconeri after a season worth forgetting, which saw Juventus crashing out of the Champions league in the Round of 16 and lingering at fifth in the Serie A standings, possibly missing out on a Champions League spot next season.

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Cristiano Ronaldo has been heavily linked with his former club Sporting CP, with the superstar keen on ending his career at his boyhood club in Lisbon. Amid ongoing rumours from all over Europe, Ronaldo took to social media and congratulated Sporting CP for winning the league title. Ruben Amorim’s men clinched the Primeira Liga first title for the first time in 19 years with a 1-0 win over Boavista, and Ronaldo was conceivably ecstatic.

Ronaldo’s mother to convince him to play at The Alvalade next season

Sporting CP wins the Primiera Liga title after 19 years
Sporting CP wins the Primiera Liga title after 19 years

With his destination next season still uncertain, Ronaldo’s mother Maria Dolores wants him back to his grassroots, Sporting CP from where it all started. This statement by Ronaldo’s mother comes when there are massive speculations over the future of the Portuguese superstar.

Ronaldo has gone on to become one of the all-time greats since leaving Sporting to Manchester United join for £12.24million as a teenager in 2003. The Portugese had risen up to the status of an icon and cult hero at Real Madrid after leaving the Red Devils in 2009, breaking the LaLiga giants’ all-time scoring record with a staggering tally of 450 goals and winning four Champions League title in his stint with the Spanish giants.

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Ronaldo joined Juventus three years ago and with his contract due to expire in 2022, the 36-year-old’s future has been the subject of speculation with Andrea Pirlo’s side in danger of missing out on Champions League football next season.

Maria assured fans that she would meet Ronaldo soon and convince him to return to Portugal, with Sporting being the likely destination.

She told TVI24 via Calciomercato: “Tomorrow I will go to see him and talk to him. Next season he will play at Alvalade. I will convince him to come back.” 

Reports suggest that PSG and Manchester United are also interested in securing Ronaldo’s services, while reuniting with former manager Zinedine Zidane at the Turin club could also be a possibility. The 36-year-old talisman has one year left on his contract at Juventus, and has been widely linked with a departure this summer, with Sporting being a possible destination.

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Ronaldo likely to leave Juve if they miss out on a UCL spot

Ronaldo becomes the Fastest to score 100 goals for Juventus

The Portugal star has netted 100 goals in 131 games for Juventus and has become the first Juventus player to ever do so in less than three seasons. Ronaldo reached the mark by scoring just before half-time against Sassuolo in Serie A on Wednesday, giving his side a two-goal lead at the 45th minute.

In addition, Ronaldo has also become the first player in history to tally more than 100 goals with three different clubs and his national team, having done so with Manchester United, Real Madrid and Portugal.

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