Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring in the course of the Italian Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Lazio on the Allianz stadium in Turin, Italy, Monday, July 20, 2020. (Marco Alpozzi/LaPresse through AP)
Cristiano Ronaldo has given no indication he needs to depart Juventus and is anticipated again in Turin later this month, membership director Pavel Nedved stated on Wednesday.
“Cristiano is on vacation. Now we have no sign from his entourage that he needs to depart. We’re ready for him and he’ll return round July 25 as scheduled,” Nedved stated on the unveiling of the calendar for the 2021-2022 season.
The 36-year-old Portuguese worldwide has one 12 months left in his contract.
His future had been unsure after a troublesome marketing campaign throughout which Juventus misplaced their Serie A crown after 9 years, exited the Champions League within the final 16 and solely sealed fourth place and elite European soccer on the ultimate day.
Juventus opens subsequent season at Udinese with Massimilano Allegri fired up as he returns as coach two years after being sacked regardless of successful 5 consecutive league titles with the Turin membership.
“There was a sure routine with (Allegri) for 5 years,” stated Nedved. “Then he went for 2 years to take a bit of vacation however now he’s again with nice motivation.”
Former Czech Republic worldwide Nedved agreed that Juventus had most likely celebrated extra at ending fourth on the finish of final season than successful the ‘Scudetto’ in 2020 with Maurizio Sarri.
“I feel it’s true when Sarri says we didn’t rejoice that Scudetto very a lot, as a result of maybe it got here naturally as we had already gained a lot.
“We tried once more with Andrea Pirlo (coach final season), however we led to fourth. We celebrated that achievement after an advanced season maybe extra for the various sufferings.”
Nedved confirmed that the membership was fascinated by Sassuolo midfielder Manuel Locatelli after his efficiency with Italy in successful Euro 2020.
“We left the boy quiet in the course of the European Championship. He’s a Sassuolo participant and there will likely be time to handle the difficulty.”
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