Neither Real Madrid nor Sporting Lisbon: It was confirmed where Cristiano Ronaldo will play next season

By Mauricio Saenz

Neither Real Madrid nor Sporting Lisbon: It was confirmed where Cristiano Ronaldo will play next season

Jorge Mendes, representative of the Portuguese forward, announced it in an interview

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The future of Cristiano Ronaldo, for several weeks, monopolizes the covers of the main European media. After Florentino Pérez himself publicly dismissed the possible return of CR7 to Real Madrid, the Portuguese press now lists Sporting Lisbon as a possible destination for the forward, a club that has just become Primeira Liga champion after 19 years.

These rumors were triggered after the statements made by his mother, Dolores Aveiro, after a group of fans of the club came to his house to celebrate the title. The woman, a fan of the Lions, said: “I'm going to travel to Turin to speak with him. Next year he's going to play at Alvalade (Sporting stadium), I'm going to convince him”.

Cristiano, who has a contract with Juventus until June 2022, began his career as a professional with the green and white jersey and defended it 31 times before emigrating to Manchester United. In that span he scored 5 goals and provided 6 assists. His official debut was on August 14, 2002, when he entered with 32 minutes to go in the first leg for the Champions League qualification against Inter.

Against this background, it was Jorge Mendes, the player's representative, who was in charge of keeping calm and clarifying his situation in the short term. “Cristiano is proud of the title won by Sporting, in fact he has demonstrated it publicly. But at the moment his career plans do not go through Portugal", he said in dialogue with the Record newspaper.

Despite his very good numbers, the attacker was at the center of criticism for the low level of Juventus, which was eliminated in the second round of the Champions League at the hands of Porto of Portugal and that a streak of 9 Scudettos was cut followed by losing the title to Inter.

However, according to the representative's optimism, "it's difficult to believe that Italy can lose its capocannoniere". The Bianconeri, who in the absence of two days have 75 units and today are in the qualifying positions of the next Champions League although Hirvong Lozano's Napoli still has to play and in case of winning they will surpass him in the standings, they have in the Portuguese to his main offensive card. With 29 goals (6 were penalties) he's the top scorer of the tournament.



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