Cristiano Ronaldo ‘to choose between Manchester United or PSG’ if Juventus fail to qualify for next season’s Champions League… with 36-year-old determined to add sixth European crown to his collection
- Juventus are running the risk of missing out on next season’s Champions League
- Cristiano Ronaldo, at 36, is not interested in being in the Europa League instead
- Reports in Italy say he would look to Man United or PSG if they don’t make it
Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly has no plans to stick around at Juventus if they fail to reach next season’s Champions League – with Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United in his thoughts.
Tuttosport report that the French champions, along with a reunion at Old Trafford, are two options for the 36-year-old if he elects to cut short his time in Italy this summer.
A score draw at Fiorentina over the weekend has left Juventus’ hopes of a top four finish – and crucially, a spot in next season’s Champions League – in doubt.
Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly considering exit routes if Juventus miss the Champions League
Ronaldo is contracted to Juventus until 2022 but it is widely considered that missing out on Europe’s premier club competition would be make keeping him financially unsustainable.
His contract is worth around £27million (€31m) and Europa League football would not provide the necessary funds.
Ronaldo has won the Champions League five times – four with Real Madrid and once with Manchester United – and he knows he is running out of opportunities to win a sixth European crown, raising doubts over his stay in Juventus.
A score draw away to Fiorentina at the weekend has left Juventus’ top four hopes in jeopardy
During his time in Italy he has been eliminated by Ajax, Lyon and Porto in what has proved bitterly disappointing.
Juventus currently sit fourth, level on points with third-placed Napoli as well as fifth-placed AC Milan in a fiercely close top four race.
Ronaldo and Co still have to play Udinese, AC Milan, Sassuolo, Inter Milan and Bologna to round out the Serie A season.
More to follow.
Ronaldo (left) is targeting a sixth Champions League but is running out of opportunities