- Juventus has confirmed Ronaldo will not play for the club again amid rumors of a transfer.
- Massimiliano Allegri said Ronaldo had told him he did not want to play for Juventus anymore.
- The Portuguese forward is reportedly close to a move to Premier League champion Manchester City.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s exit from Juventus looks to be confirmed as his manager said the player told him he no longer wants to play for the club.
Speculation has been growing that Ronaldo is nearing a move to Premier League champion Manchester City, and the two have reportedly agreed personal terms on his contract.
Massimiliano Allegri said in a press conference Friday that Ronaldo stated he no longer wishes to play for the Italian side.
“Yesterday, Cristiano told me that he no longer has any intention to play for Juventus. For this reason he will not be called up for tomorrow’s [Saturday’s] game.
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“Things change, it’s a law of life. Juventus remains, which is the most important thing. Cristiano gave his contribution, he made himself available, now he leaves and life goes on.
“Cristiano is to be thanked for what he has done, also as an example amongst the youngsters. But as I said, we must go on.”
Ronaldo did not train on Friday and reportedly said goodbye to his teammates before clearing out his locker.