Under contract with Juventus until June 2022, Cristiano Ronaldo sees his name regularly linked to many rumors. Recently, a return of the Portuguese to Sporting, his training club, was mentioned. After the league title won by the Lisbon club, the player’s mother was told that she will try to convince Cristiano Ronaldo to return.
At 36, Cristiano Ronaldo is closer to the end than the beginning. While he is living a complicated season with Juventus, whose qualification in the Champions League is not guaranteed, the Portuguese could leave the Turin club this summer.
Tied with Juventus until June 2022, Cristiano Ronaldo will enter his final year of contract with the Italian club next season. And without the Champions League, the five-time Ballon d’Or could force his departure.
For several days, the Portuguese press has been raising the temperature about a possible return of the former Real Madrid striker to Sporting, a club that had welcomed him at the age of 11 and had incubated him until when he left for Manchester United in August 2003.
Earlier this month, the Lusitanian sports daily Record dedicated its front page to the Portuguese’s return to the country, capturing “Ronaldo wants to end his career at Sporting”. Sacred champion of Portugal this week following their victory against Boavista, Sporting celebrated the nineteenth coronation in their history, 19 years after the last.
And the supporters of the club did not hesitate to go to celebrate the title next to the place of residence of the family of Cristiano Ronaldo. In full euphoria, Leões supporters celebrated the title with the Portuguese’s mother, who never hid her attachment to the club.
“I’m going to talk to him to get him back”
In comments relayed by the Guardian, Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother pushes for a return of his protégé to Sporting. At the edge of her window, Dolores Aveiro told supporters that she will try to convince her son to come back to his training club: “I’m going to talk to him (Editor’s note: to Cristiano) to make him come back.”
In the joy and good humor reigning in the streets of Lisbon, Cristiano’s mother dropped a huge bombshell on the supporters by declaring: “Next year, he will play at Alvalade (Editor’s note: Sporting stadium).”
Obviously, nothing is done but the hypothesis of a return of Cristiano Ronaldo to Portugal is thickening. It remains to be seen whether Sporting will try to dislodge him this summer or wait until next year and his contract with Juventus to try his luck.