Club director Pavel Nedved said on Wednesday that Cristiano Ronaldo has not indicated that he wants to leave Juventus. He is expected to return to Turin later this month.
“Cristiano is on vacation. We have no indication that his entourage wants to leave. We are waiting for him and he will return around July 25 as scheduled,”Nedved said when introducing the calendar for the 2021-2022 season.
The 36-year-old Portugal international has one year left on his contract. After a difficult battle, Juventus lost the Serie A championship nine years later. Then withdrew from the Champions League in 16 league rounds, and only locked fourth place and European football from the elite on the last day. The future has been questioned.
Juventus will open in Udinese next season. Despite winning five consecutive league titles at the Turin club, Massimiliano Allegri has returned to the coach after being fired for two years. He was very excited.
“There was a certain routine with (Allegri) for five years, then he went for two years to take a little holiday but now he’s back with great motivation.”Nedved
Former Czech Republic international Nedved agreed that Juventus had probably celebrated more at finishing fourth at the end of last season than winning the ‘Scudetto’ in 2020 with Maurizio Sarri.
“I think it’s true when Sarri says we didn’t celebrate that Scudetto very much, because perhaps it came naturally as we had already won so much.
“We tried again with Andrea Pirlo (coach last season), but we ended in fourth. We celebrated that achievement after a complicated season perhaps more for the many sufferings.”
Nedved confirmed that the club was interested in Sassuolo midfielder Manuel Locatelli after his performance with Italy in winning Euro 2020.
“We left the boy quiet during the European Championship. He is a Sassuolo player and there will be time to address the issue.”
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