Cristiano Ronaldo ‘is ISOLATED in the Juventus dressing room, with team-mates believing the Portuguese superstar has too much freedom’ after he missed training on Monday to collect a new £1.4m Ferrari Monza
Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly been isolated in the Juventus dressing-room with team-mates believing the Portuguese star has too much freedom.
Ronaldo scored his 100th goal for the Old Lady in a 3-1 win at Sassuolo on Wednesday which keeps Andrea Pirlo’s side in the hunt for a top-four spot, though they are still needing Napoli to drop points in one of their final two games.
Yet on Monday, following the humiliating 3-0 defeat at home to AC Milan on Sunday, while his team-mates were hauled in to training, Ronaldo was allowed a day off to collect his new £1.4m Ferrari Monza from the manufacturer’s base in Maranello, according to Spanish outlet AS.
Cristiano Ronaldo has been isolated in the Juve dressing-room over having too much freedom
The 36-year-old superstar spent Monday at Ferrari’s base in Maranello instead of at training
The report details that the 36-year-old was with Juve president Andrea Agnelli and Exor Chairman and CEO John Elkann.
As such, some of Ronaldo’s team-mates are said to be displeased with the favourable treatment the five-time Ballon d’Or winner continues to receive.
Ronaldo’s future at the club is currently up in the air as Juve look increasingly likely to miss out on Champions League football next season.
The Portugal captain – who is the leading goalscorer in the history of the Champions League – is said to be completely uninterested in playing Europa League football.
Ronaldo scored his 100th Juventus goal in the win against Sassuolo on Wednesday evening
He has been linked with moves back to either of his old clubs – Sporting Lisbon, Manchester United and Real Madrid – as well as a big-money move to PSG.
Despite a difficult season for Juventus, it has again been a fruitful individual campaign for Ronaldo, who leads the Serie A goalscoring charts on 28 goals – he has 35 in all competitions.
His £27m-a-year contract in Turin expires next summer and his next move – whether it be a contract extension or a new challenge – will be fascinating to see as he reaches the twilight of his career.