Cristiano Ronaldo could retire at Juventus, claims Jorge Mendes

Ronaldo joined the club from Real Madrid in 2018 and has proved a hit in Turin

Adam Hamdani
Tuesday 17 December 2019 11:50 GMT
The best player in Serie A: Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent has suggested the 34-year-old could end his career at Juventus.

Ronaldo joined the club from Real Madrid in 2018 and has proved a hit in Turin.

He scored 28 goals in 43 matches in his debut season as Juventus won the Scudetto and Supercoppa and has made a similarly prolific start to the new campaign, scoring 11 times in 19 appearances.

Ronaldo has clashed with new manager Maurizio Sarri – reacting angrily when he was substituted against AC Milan in November – but agent Jorge Mendes has insisted his client is happy in Italy and could yet hang up his boots at the club.

“Yes, he could do that. He has signed a contract,” Mendes told

“He is happy at Juventus, working under a great coach.”

Mendes also argued that Ronaldo – and not Messi – should have won this year’s Ballon d’Or.

“He deserved to win it at least once over the last two years. If he had still been playing for Real Madrid, he would’ve won the Ballon d’Or.

“He can win it next year. I can only say what I think, and for me it’s an injustice. Cristiano is only thinking about working and winning it next year.

“Ronaldo has changed the history of football; he has made a small country like Portugal great.

“When he arrived at Real Madrid, he ended Barcelona’s dominance. There are no comparisons, Cristiano is the best.

“CR7 is the best player in the history of world football. Before Ronaldo, Portugal won nothing.

“Ronaldo has won the European Championship and the UEFA Nations League.”

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