Christian Vieri has warned Juventus that “Cristiano Ronaldo will leave and many others will follow him”, which will alert the likes of Manchester United.
The domestic crown has been snatched away by Inter, another early Champions League exit has been suffered and there is now plenty of speculation to suggest that key men – such as five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo – could soon head for the exits in search of a fresh challenge.
Now, amid all the speculation, Vieri believes defeat against Inter this weekend will end top-four ambitions and spark a mass exodus, The former Bianconeri striker told Bobo TV: “For me, Inter will win in Turin and Juventus won’t play in the Champions League next season.
“Without Champions League football, Ronaldo will leave and many others will follow him, Juventus will face a severe financial crisis.
“It will be a dramatic failure and many players will leave.”
Ronaldo has faced much criticism about not helping Juventus win that title and Champions League crown this year, but they simply do not have the good players to help the great achieve his goals.
Any number of teams around the world would be happy to buy into Ronaldo’s ability and profile as he approaches the final 12 months of his current contract, and United are one of those clubs.
They have wanted to sign Ronaldo for many seasons now and as they seek to add a world class striker to the attack to compliment that quality in youth they have, he could be a very good option to sign.
However, we would be shock to see him back in the Premier League, as a move to China or the MLS is much more lucrative. But it will be interesting to see where he ends up if he leave Juventus.
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