Cristiano Ronaldo will remain at Juventus, with coach Massimiliano Allegri insisting on Saturday that he has been assured by the Portuguese star that rumors of a possible return to Real Madrid have been dispelled.
“Let’s clarify the issue. Ronaldo told me he was staying,” Allegri said in response to several questions about Ronaldo’s form and mentality before the Serie A opener in Adeni.
“He has always been well-trained and always available. I have read rumors in the newspapers, but he never wanted to leave Juventus.”
Italy were absent for the last warm-up game against the club’s youngsters on Thursday with 29 goals last season, but Allegri said he was ready to play the fourth and final season of his contract.
Allegri’s comments come after the 36-year-old dismissed reports that he was nervous about returning to Madrid under Carlo Ancelotti, calling the conversation “insulting”.
In an Instagram post this week, Ronaldo said that his “story is written in Real Madrid”, although he did not explicitly say that he is not looking for a way out of gambling.
Ronaldo added: “Many times in different leagues I have been getting news and stories linking me to various clubs, no one is ever worried about trying to find out the real truth.”
Since moving to Jo جوo in 2018, Ronaldo has won two Serie A titles and an Italian Cup, but has not brought the Italian club’s European glory.
After a two-year absence following the failure of Perello’s government, Allegri has returned to take over the club, which left Joyo with the league title for the first time since 2012.
“Like every year, we’re out to win every competition,” said Allegri, who won five scouts with Joe from 2015 to 2019.
“We will take things one step at a time and try to win our first match in Eden.
“It’s going to be a great fighting season and you can’t reach 100 and then 30 peaks. It’s better to keep a walking speed of 80 to 90.”