Cristiano Ronaldo has given no indication he desires to depart Juventus and is predicted again in Turin later this month, membership director Pavel Nedved mentioned on Wednesday.
“Cristiano is on vacation. Now we have no sign from his entourage that he desires to depart. We’re ready for him and he’ll return round July 25 as scheduled,” Nedved mentioned on the unveiling of the calendar for the 2021-2022 season.
The 36-year-old Portuguese worldwide has one yr left in his contract.
His future had been doubtful 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 open subsequent season at Udinese with Massimilano Allegri fired up as he returns as coach two years after being sacked regardless of profitable 5 consecutive league titles with the Turin membership.
“There was a sure routine with (Allegri) for 5 years,” mentioned Nedved. “Then he went for 2 years to take slightly vacation however now he’s again with nice motivation.”
Former Czech Republic worldwide Nedved agreed that Juventus had in all probability celebrated extra at ending fourth on the finish of final season than profitable 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 received a lot.
“We tried once more with Andrea Pirlo (coach final season), however we led to fourth. We celebrated that achievement after a sophisticated season maybe extra for the various sufferings.”
Nedved confirmed that the membership have been eager about Sassuolo midfielder Manuel Locatelli after his efficiency with Italy in profitable Euro 2020.
“We left the boy quiet through the European Championship. He’s a Sassuolo participant and there might be time to handle the problem.”