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Cristiano Ronaldo Reportedly Looking for Juventus Exit; Eyeing Real Madrid Return

Arjun Singh Devgan
Cristiano Ronaldo has been linked with an exit from Juventus
Cristiano Ronaldo has been linked with an exit from Juventus / Stefano Guidi/Getty Images

Cristiano Ronaldo returned to Turin for Juventus' pre-season training camp, but AS reports that the Portugal icon's return to Italy has not changed his plans as he is looking to leave the Serie A club as soon as possible.

Ronaldo's future at Juventus has come under intense speculation following the Bianconeri's poor performance in the 2020/21 season and it is understood that the club would be willing to sell the star in order to reduce their massive wage bill.

The report goes on to state that Ronaldo's future depends on whether Real Madrid manage to sign Kylian Mbappe from Paris Saint-Germain and if that happens then a move to France would be on the cards.

Similarly if PSG hold on to Mbappe, then the 36-year-old would look for an alternative destination which would be his former club and that Carlo Ancelotti's return as manager might just open the door for a potential return to the Bernabeu.

Ronaldo enjoys an excellent relationship with the Italian who he defined as an “incredible man, one of the best and most important” people he has worked with in his career. While Ancelotti's presence could play a role, it is understood that Madrid president, Florentino Perez is not too keen on a deal and is solely concentrating on signing the French youngster.

Despite Juventus' poor 2020/21 campaign, Ronaldo was his usual brilliant self in front of goal, scoring 29 goals in the Serie A to win the Golden Boot award. In total, he has netted 101 goals for the Bianconeri in just 133 appearances, helping them win two league titles and one Coppa Italia.