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Cristiano Ronaldo’s future discussed at Juventus transfer summit involving Max Allegri


Juventus reappointed Massimiliano Allegri as their manager last week, with the 53-year-old replacing Andrea Pirlo after two years away from management.

Allegri returns to Juventus with the club in a much worse position than they were when he left in 2019.

In a disappointing campaign under Pirlo, Juventus’ dominance in Serie A came to an end as they only managed to finish fourth and they were eliminated from the Champions League in the round of 16 by Porto.

The club has also been hit hard financially by the coronavirus pandemic and, according to a report from Goal, Allegri held a transfer summit with Juventus’ staff on Thursday to discuss potential incomings and outgoings this summer.

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Massimiliano Allegri held a transfer summit with Juventus' staff on Thursday and the future of Cristiano Ronaldo was one of the main topics of discussion
Massimiliano Allegri held a transfer summit with Juventus’ staff on Thursday and the future of Cristiano Ronaldo was one of the main topics of discussion

The future of Cristiano Ronaldo was said to be one of the major topics of discussion, with the Portuguese superstar linked with a move away.

Ronaldo has one year left on his current deal with the club and the report claims that Juventus officials believes the 36-year-old is exploring his options.

Allegri is said to be keen to for Ronaldo’s future to be sorted as soon as possible.

Last month, Ronaldo posted a lengthy message on Instagram where he said he had “reached a goal” at Juventus, with some taking his post as a hint that he could be leaving.

“The life and career of any top player are made of ups and downs,” Ronaldo wrote. “Year after year, we face fantastic teams, with extraordinary players and ambitious goals, so we always have to give our best to keep ourselves at excellent levels.

“This year we couldn’t win Serie A, congratulations to Inter for the well-deserved title. However, I have to value everything that we achieved this season at Juventus, both in collective and individual terms.

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“The Italian Super Cup, the Italian Cup and the Serie A Top Scorer trophy fill me with happiness, mainly due to the difficulty they carry with them, in a country where nothing is easy to win.

“With these achievements, I reached a goal that I had set myself since the first day I arrived in Italy: to win the Championship, the Cup and the Super Cup, and also to be Best Player and Top Scorer in this great football country filled with tremendous players, giant clubs and its very own football culture.

“I’ve already said that I don’t chase records, records chase me.

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“For those who don’t understand what I mean by this, it’s very simple: football is a collective game, but it is through individual overcoming that we help our teams achieve their goals.

“It is always looking for more and more on the field, working more and more off the field, that records eventually emerge and collective titles become inevitable, some being the natural consequence of the other.

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Allegri has a big job on his hands after returning to Juventus
Allegri has a big job on his hands after returning to Juventus

“So, I’m very proud with this fact that has been widely replicated in recent days: Champion in England, Spain and Italy; Cup winner in England, Spain and Italy; Super Cup winner in England, Spain and Italy; Best Player in England, Spain and Italy; Best Scorer in England, Spain and Italy; Over 100 goals for a club in England, Spain and Italy.

“Nothing compares to the feeling of knowing that I’ve left my mark in the countries where I’ve played, and that I gave joy to the fans of the clubs I represented.

“This is what I work for, this is what moves me and this is what I’ll always keep chasing for until the last day.

“Thanks to everyone who took part in this journey! We stand together!”

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Another player whose future needs to be resolved is Paulo Dybala, who is also entering the final year of his current deal.

Allegri and Dybala shared a strong relationship during Allegri’s previous reign and Juventus are currently in talks with the player’s representatives over an extension.





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