Juventus Want to Get Cristiano Ronaldo Off Their Books For FFP Reasons, Claims Duncan Castles

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Juventus reportedly want to get Ronaldo off their books
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Juventus want to get Cristiano Ronaldo off their books for Financial Fair Play reasons, according to Duncan Castles.

Ronaldo, who joined Juventus ahead of the 2018-19 season, has been linked with a move away from the Italian side this summer, with his former side Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain mooted as potential destinations.

The 36-year-old's staggering wages is said to be a burden for the Old Lady, and Castles claimed on Transfer Window podcast that the Italian behemoths want to sell the Portuguese superstar.

"Juventus want to sell Cristiano Ronaldo, or if they can't sell him get him off their books for the coming season. They need to do that for FFP purposes," Castles said [via Express]. "They won't state that publicly but that has been the plan for some time and they've been working to find somewhere that is acceptable to Cristiano Ronaldo."

Castles also added Massimiliano Allegri, who has returned to the Juventus hot seat, would prefer spending Ronaldo's salary in 'different areas'. He said: "Allegri's arrival, and Allegri being given control and authority over transfers, has not changed that.

"Again my understanding is that Allegri, he will not say this publicly, but he would prefer it if Ronaldo's salary is removed from the books and he is able to use that salary in different areas."

While Juve may or may not be looking to offload Ronaldo, it has to be noted that the five-time Ballon d'Or winner finished the club football season as the Serie A topscorer and was also named Serie A's best striker for the 20-21 season.