Messi's PSG move makes no difference to Ronaldo’s Juventus future | Inquirer Sports
Close  

Messi’s PSG move makes no difference to Ronaldo’s Juventus future

/ 09:08 PM August 10, 2021
Cristiano Ronaldo

Juventus’ Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo warms up before the 56th Joan Gamper Trophy friendly football match between Barcelona and Juventus at the Johan Cruyff Stadium in Sant Joan Despi near Barcelona on August 8, 2021. (Photo by Pau BARRENA / AFP)

Lionel Messi’s possible move to Paris St Germain has no bearing on whether Cristiano Ronaldo will stay at Juventus, according to the Portuguese forward’s teammate Leonardo Bonucci.

Ronaldo has been linked with a move away from the Turin club throughout the summer after entering the final year of his contract, and PSG was among the clubs said to be interested.

ADVERTISEMENT

But a move to France now looks improbable, with Messi closing in on a deal with the Paris club after failing to reach an agreement with Barcelona over a new contract.

“I think Cristiano would have stayed even if Messi did not go to PSG,” Bonucci told Gazzetta dello Sport on Tuesday.

FEATURED STORIES

“For us, he is an added value, and I am sure that this year, more so than in past years, he will help us to go far with all our objectives.”

One of several members of Italy’s triumphant Euro 2020 squad in the Juventus squad, Bonucci has set his sights on reclaiming the Serie A title this season after Inter Milan ended the Turin club’s nine-year run of domestic dominance in 2020-21.

“We want to bring the Scudetto back home, there is no point in hiding that. When you play for Juventus, that has to be the objective for the season, just like having a great Champions League campaign and fighting on all fronts,” said the 34-year-old.

“Personally, though, my goal is to continue my form from the Euros, where I played a major role, and do that again with Juventus.”

Juve’s Serie A campaign kicks off away to Udinese on Aug. 22.

RELATED STORIES

‘No sign’ Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Juventus

Lionel Messi reaches agreement to join PSG—report

Get the hottest sports news straight into your inbox

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.
Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Barcelona, Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus, Lionel Messi, Paris Saint-Germain, PSG
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our sports news

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.