A disappointing 2020-2021 campaign is over for Juventus, who will try to bounce back soon. Andrea Pirlo has been sacked after his first managerial experience, which didn't turn out well. Despite six-time Serie A winner Massimiliano Allegri will return to the Old Lady, Cristiano Ronaldo might be searching for a new destination.
The Italian giants not only have failed to win the league title for the first time in ten years but also struggled to book a place in the next UEFA Champions League, finishing fourth in a dramatic season finale. Once again, they've suffered an early European exit and not even Coppa Italia success was enough to strengthen Pirlo.
Cristiano has been reportedly unhappy after such a poor term for his team, even though his form continued to be great. The Portuguese superstar's future might be far away from Turin, as he has already been linked with a potential return to Manchester United. Will Allegri's arrival change his mind?
Cristiano Ronaldo believed to be looking for a change
The five-time Champions League winner shocked the soccer world when he decided to leave Real Madrid, ending an extremely successful nine-year spell, for Juve. His signing immediately turned the Italian kings into potential European champions, but they never lived up to those expectations.
Three years later, according to Il Messagero, Cristiano Ronaldo has already told his teammates he wants to leave Juventus this summer. The 36-year-old has kept displaying impressive performances in Italy, but the lack of good continental results saw him far from taking part in the big UCL nights he was looking forward to.
The world-class goalscorer is under contract until next year, but he reportedly intends to leave in the upcoming transfer window. According to TransferMarkt, his market value is $55 million. A return to Los Blancos has already been disclaimed by the Spanish club, but the Red Devils wouldn't refuse to have him back.
Cristiano has scored 36 goals in 44 appearances this season, proving he is still capable of delivering his best regardless of his age. Massimiliano Allegri's appointment, though, could play an important part in the forward's decision about his future.
It seemed inevitable that Pirlo was going to be sacked after Juve looked far from the dominant side it has been over the last years, but with a new manager that has already succeeded with the Old Lady, glory days seem to be closer. Allegri even led Juventus to the 2015 Champions League Final. With him at the helm again, Cristiano might reconsider giving one more shot to Juve and at least playing the last year in his contract.