Portugal and Juventus superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo's mother, Dolores Aveiro has opened up on his footballing future at Turin, revealing that she is keen to see her son return to his boyhood club, Sporting CP in the summer.
Ronaldo's future at Juventus has come under increased speculation following the poor performance of the club both in Serie A and the Champions League this season, with the club currently in danger missing out in qualifying for Europe's premier competition next campaign.
The 36-year-old for his part has been his usual brilliant self in front of goal this season, scoring 35 goals in all competitions - but there has been speculation that he will decide to leave Turin if they fail to qualify for the Champions League next season.
Aveiro wants to see her son return back to his home country and play for his boyhood club as soon as possible.
“I’ll talk to him [Cristiano] to bring him back. Next year he will play in Alvalade [Sporting’s stadium]," he said from her balcony as she spoke to Sporting fans who had taken to the streets to celebrate.
It will be interesting to see whether such a move happens considering that a number of clubs including the likes of Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United have been linked with his signature.