Juventus Set To Axe Ronaldo

Juventus wants to get rid of Ronaldo and the club could put him up for sale next summer as he was branded ‘selfish’, and with his yearly wages costing too much.

The club is weighing up this possibility as they come to terms with the full impact of the coronavirus crisis. The 35-year old joined the Serie A champions from Real Madrid in 2018 on a €28 million a year in Turin five times more than highest paid team-mate Paulo Dybala with the hopes of clinching the UEFA Champions League, which unfortunately hasn’t materialized yet.

Ronaldo who scored at the weekend in Juventus’ 1-1 draw at Lazio, his sixth of the campaign to date but he comes in for criticism of late by boss Andrea Pirlo. He slammed his forwards for being selfish following their victory against Hungarian side Ferencvaros in the UEFA Champions League last week.

‘I talk to my players alot, but they make the choices when they are on the pitch. They could’ve been less egotistical and killed off the game earlier,’ he told former England boss Fabio Capello during an interview on Sky Sports Italia.

Pirlo also confirmed Ronaldo picked up an injury which forced him off during the draw with Lazio in Rome. The No. 7 went off with an ankle knock and was seen having his foot strapped with an ice pack during the closing stages of the match.

It still remains to be seen whether he will link up with Portugal during the International break. It has been confirmed however colleague player Paulo Dybala will not join up with Argentina after suffering a genital problem. Juventus currently sit at fifth in Serie A, four points off leaders AC Milan.

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