According to Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri, Cristiano Ronaldo has “never wanted to leave Juventus.”
Ronaldo, who has a year left on his Juventus deal, has been the focus of a lot of recent transfer rumors, with Spanish TV show El Chiringuito speculating that he could return to Real Madrid.
There was also speculation of a return to Ronaldo’s first professional club, Sporting CP, and an offer from Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes to Manchester City, according to Italian publication Corriere dello Sport.
“Let me clear this up, Ronaldo told me he’s staying,” Allegri said ahead of Juve’s Serie A opener against Udinese on Sunday.
“He’s always done a good job of training and has always been available.”
During Euro 2020, Ronaldo equaled Iran’s Ali Daei’s all-time international goalscoring record of 109.
Despite this, the 36-year-old has been unable to lead Juventus to a Champions League victory since joining the Italian club on a four-year deal for a record $117 million transfer fee in 2018, a league he won four times with Real Madrid.
Ronaldo claimed on Twitter on Tuesday that he “can’t allow them to keep messing with my name.”
“More than contempt for me as a man and a player, the frivolous way in which my future is covered in the media is insulting to all the clubs engaged in these speculations, as well as their players and personnel,” Ronaldo said on Instagram.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti stated on Twitter that despite Ronaldo being “a Real Madrid great and he has all my passion and respect,” he had never considered signing him.
In his first two seasons with the Old Lady, Ronaldo won the Serie A title, but the team finished fourth last season as Inter Milan won the Scudetto, which may explain the conjecture.
“Along with this most recent episode in Spain, there have been constant reports and tales associating me with a number of clubs in many other Leagues, with nobody ever being worried about attempting to find out the true truth,” Ronaldo said on Instagram.
Despite Juventus’ disappointing season, Ronaldo was the top scorer in Serie A with 29 goals.
“I gave [Cristiano] Ronaldo half a day off to recover after a week of rigorous training,” Allegri told the Juventus website on Saturday.
‘He’s available for tomorrow,’ says the narrator. He provides us with an extra gear and ensures that we will score. To get the most out of him, we need to work together.
Allegri won five Scudettos with Juve from 2015 to 2019 when he began his second term with the club.
“The first game is always a challenge,” Allegri continued. “Udinese is a strong, powerful team with one of the top defensive records in terms of chances conceded previous season.”
“They didn’t surrender from corners, and their speedy, skillful players make them dangerous on the break.”
“It’s going to be a hard-fought season, and you can’t have 100-mph peaks followed by 30-mph cruising speeds,” he says.