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Cristiano Ronaldo’s absence was mutually agreed

May 23, 2021 - 10:33 pm

Cristiano Ronaldo was a shock absentee from the starting line-up tonight in Juventus’s must-win match with Bologna, which will no doubt get tongues wagging about his future.

The Portuguese is the division’s top scorer, and he is usually the guy to rely on for goals, especially at the most important of times, but today, he sat watching from the bench.

Fabrizio Romano revealed that the striker was missing from the starting line-up shortly before the teams were officially announced, adding that he didn’t know of any reason for the decision.

He later updated his Twitter followers with comments from Paratici who claimed that both he and the manager Andrea Pirlo had taken the decision after some gruelling matches of late.

The Athletic has now added that while the decision was ‘mutual’, this will most certainly fuel the fire of speculation surrounding where the Portuguese will be playing after the summer.

I feel as though the rumours were going to be there regardless, and with Juventus cementing their place in the Champions League for the new season that this should in fact pour some water on some of those rumours.

I’m not wholly convinced that Juventus and Ronaldo want to stay together beyond the summer, but all-things considered I believe that the most likely scenario is for him to stay put.

Does anyone believe Ronaldo will try and force a move this summer? Or could Juve be the ones in want of a change?

Patrick

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    martinn May 23, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    the team plays better without ronaldo/ ow many times do we need to see this? if pirlo is kept on then ronaldo needs to go soi the team can breathe. no point paying millions for a player that can`t score against benevento.

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    Andrea agnelli May 24, 2021 at 1:08 am

    Now that juventus is in champions league. We know he wont go to manchester real madrid since they do not look like they would dominate england/spain league and europe.

    If ronaldo moves its because he believe the new club has better chance of winning titles then juventus

    The only possible destination is psg. Psg is the only one interested that dominate france league and europe. And have a lot higher chance of reaching champions league final then juventus. The problem is that france league is less followed then italy league. So i guess if psg offer almost same salary he goes there. If the wages offered are lower. He stays at juve

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    Rizzo May 24, 2021 at 2:09 am

    Like to see Juve give a go with Ronaldo as a centerforward.

    Chiesa, Kulusevski improving, a healthy Dy-baller, fans back should have the able to beat anyone.