Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with Cristiano Ronaldo after the Portuguese superstar was left out of Juventus’ starting eleven in their Serie A opener.
Despite having only a year left on his current Juventus contract, the Portuguese superstar is rumored to desire to leave this summer.
The possibility of a return to Manchester United or Real Madrid, as well as a new destination in Manchester City or PSG, has remained.
Ronaldo was left out of Juventus’ starting lineup for Sunday’s match against Udinese, reigniting suspicions that he is on his way out.
Ronaldo’s time at the Old Lady, according to Sportitalia, has come to an end.
“Since he returned, we have said it, there is a clear desire on Max Allegri’s behalf not to start again with Ronaldo and vice versa,” Sportitalia CEO Michele Crisciello said.
“The CR7 black-and-white cycle is complete, and confirmation has arrived in Udine. Even Tottenham [may be] a viable option.”
Spurs are eager to improve their attacking options in the wake of reports that Harry Kane could be on his way to Manchester City.
Lautaro Martinez, a fellow Serie A star, has been strongly linked with Spurs this season, but he appears poised to stay at Inter Milan.
On Sky Sports News‘ Transfer Talk, Fabrizio Romano gave an update on Ronaldo’s future.
“What we know is that it’s a delicate scenario since Cristiano Ronaldo is seriously considering leaving Juventus this summer, possibly within the next few days, but it’s extremely complicated.
“It’s extremely difficult because, as of now, he has not gotten any correct, right bid in the last three months, and neither has Juventus.
“As a result, the situation is calm because no clubs are interested in signing Cristiano Ronaldo.”
“He is still expecting to find a solution, but Juventus has stated that they have not received any proposals and that they would rely on Ronaldo this season.
“That is why the situation is still quiet at the moment, but he was on the bench as a result of this.
“Let’s see what happens, but Juventus is certain Ronaldo will continue at the club for the time being.”
Over the weekend, Ronaldo came on as a late substitution for Juventus.
And in the 90th minute, he climbed highest in the Udinese penalty area to tip in the game-winning goal, or so he believed.
After VAR intervened, Ronaldo was declared offside by the tiniest of margins, and the strike was ruled out.