Sports director says there are no signs of Cristiano Ronaldo leaving Juventus


There are no signs that Cristiano Ronaldo will leave Juventus, the club’s football director said Thursday, denying speculation that the successful goalscorer might move to another club.

“We are very happy that Ronaldo is coming back to the team after the EM rest period,” said Federico Cherubini.

Ronaldo, currently top scorer in Euro 2020 after scoring five goals for Portugal, has scored 101 in three seasons for Juventus Turin.

“There was no sign from Ronaldo of a possible move … and no sign from Juve,” said Cherubini.

Ronaldo remains “crucial” for Juventus, Cherubini added at a press conference, but said he doesn’t have a crystal ball to predict the future.

“But let me affirm that I will be happy if he stays.”

Cherubini said Juventus are already “competitive” and won’t be very active in this summer’s transfer window.

“But we will remain vigilant to choose opportunities that fit the technical and financial parameters of our plan,” he said.

Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli added he was “absolutely certain” that the club will compete in the 2021-2022 Champions League despite the impact of the club’s support on a controversial Super League in Europe.

On Wednesday, the Serie A club announced that it would raise up to € 400 million through a new share issue to offset the financial crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Juventus also announced on Wednesday that it has named former Ferrari racing team boss Maurizio Arrivabene as chief executive officer for football as part of a major overhaul of its sporting management structure.