Gone in 40 minutes! Cristiano Ronaldo arrives at Juventus’ training ground, ‘says goodbye to his team-mates’ and leaves on a decisive day for his big move to Manchester City after Pep Guardiola talks
- Cristiano Ronaldo arrived at the Juventus training ground on Friday morning
- The 36-year-old arrived around 9:20am and left the club just 40 minutes later
- He was reportedly there to say goodbye having perviously cleared out his locker
Cristiano Ronaldo stayed at Juventus’ training ground for just 40 minutes this morning as he said goodbye to his team-mates ahead of a sensational move to Manchester City.
The 36-year-old – who has reportedly agreed terms with the Premier League champions – arrived at the Juventus training ground at around 9:20am.
It is believed he stayed at the club for 40 minutes to bid his teammates farewell before departing ahead of their team training session scheduled for later in the day.
Cristiano Ronaldo arrived at the Juventus training ground for a decisive day of talks (above)
The 36-year-old arrived at the Juventus training ground at around 9:20am on Friday morning
The news that Ronaldo had been linked with City came less than 24 hours after Kane’s potential move to Pep Guardiola’s side fell through.
The Tottenham striker pledged his immediate future to Spurs over social media – saying he will be ‘100 per cent focused’ on helping the club achieve success this season.
As a result, Manchester City have turned their attention to Ronaldo – with negations for the Portugal international still ongoing.
According to Sky Sports, Ronaldo arrived at the Juventus training ground for a decisive day of talks at around 9:20am this morning.
Several fans were seen waiting outside the Juventus training ground to receive updates on the situation and beg their star striker to stay.
Ronaldo stayed for approximately 40 minutes before leaving ahead of the team training session – due to take place later in the day.
He was present at the training ground for ’40 minutes to say goodbye to his teammates’
Ronaldo left well before the club’s training session – which was scheduled for 10:45am
With just a few days left of the transfer window, Ronaldo recognises the importance of pushing a deal through sooner rather than later. Therefore, he has taken matters into his own hands.
Sportsmail previously revealed how Ronaldo had cleared out his locker at Juventus after telling the Italian club he does not want to play for them anymore.
Ronaldo has also made himself unavailable to play for the Old Lady in their fixture against Empoli this weekend.
The news of Ronaldo’s potential departure has come as a blow to the fans, but it could be beneficial for the club as it would reduce their wage bill amid financial concerns at the club.
However, Manchester City will only sign the 36-year-old – who has 10 months left on his contract in Turin – if Juventus drop their £25million demand.
The Premier League champions also need Ronaldo to accept a cut to his £500,000-a-week salary.
Ronaldo would be backed up by several City attackers such as Raheem Sterling (right)
While there are still plenty of obstacles to overcome for the deal to go through, City players are said to be excited about his potential arrival.
Sportsmail previously reported how the City players had been discussing the prospect of playing alongside the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.
It is believed the talismanic forward has been ‘the topic of conversation’ during training. Guardiola’s men has been asking Ronaldo’s Portugal and former Juve team-mate Joao Cancelo how he trains and what work he does away from the training ground.
The players also believe his recent role as an orthodox No 9 will hugely benefit the team as much as Harry Kane would have, if his summer moved didn’t collapse.
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