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Zidane Hints On Cristiano Ronaldo’s Possible Return To Madrid


By Tafadzwa Chigandiwa

Spanish giants, Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has concurred with recent reports that have linked Portugal captain, Cristiano Ronaldo’s possible re-union with the gaffer at the Santiago Bernabeu.

This follows after the player recently faced a lot of criticism from former Juventus players and some of the Italian media, after Juventus’ shocking elimination from the Uefa Champions League.

Some suggest that the club should sell him before he becomes a free agent in December 2022. Others balme Juve for signing Ronaldo indicating that they made a mistake, leaving the player’s future at Juve not certain.

The Old Lady signed the star apecifically with the intention to lift the prestigious tournament, however they suffered by goal aggregate which ended 4-4, despite a second leg 3-2 win last Wednesday.
Porto’s advantage was the crucial 2 away goals they scored in Italy, while Juve had scored 1 in Portugal.

Meanwhile, Real Madrid head coach Zidane said the rumours linking Cristiano Ronaldo with a return to the Spanish capital are accurate.

Spanish reports also suggest that the player is keen to re-sign for the Uefa giants.
Ronaldo moved to Juventus in 2018. The Italian giants paid €100 million for the 5-time Ballon d’or winner.

Since his arrival Juve has never gone past the round of 16 in the Champions League, last season there were knocked out in the same stage by Olympique Lyon.

However, in an interview with Sky Italia ahead of tonight’s (Tuesday) Madrid’s round of 16 Champions League encounter with Atalanta, Zidane said there is a possibility for the former Man United forward’s return.

Yes, it may be [true],” he said. When asked about the rumours linking the player with a return to Real, he also said, “We know Cristiano, we know the person he is and everything he has done here.

“But now he’s a Juventus player and we must respect this. Now, let’s see what the future will be. I was lucky enough to coach him and he is very impressive.

Right now, he’s helping Juventus.”


Robert Tapfumaneyi