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Ronaldo rushes out of Juve training ground after ‘saying goodbye to team-mates’

Cristiano Ronaldo has left the Juventus training center and will not take part in training ahead of a potential move to Manchester City.

The 36-year-old has said his goodbyes to his Juve teammates as he looks set to leave the club after just three years.

According to Fabrizio Romano, the Portugal ace said goodbye to his team-mates and left the club’s training ground after just 40 minutes.

And Ronaldo is waiting for his agent Jorge Mendes to bring a concrete Man City bid forward because at the moment it is only a verbal agreement.

The forward has just one year left on his £500,000-a-week contract and Juventus want to get it off the wage bill.

The Turin-based club also want to acquire a £21.4million fee for the forward.

The potential move has angered a lot of Manchester United fans who see it as a betrayal.

A move to rivals City could see his United legacy of three Premier League titles, an FA Cup and a Champions League tarnished.

And Ronaldo is going against his own words if he joins City, claiming back in 2009 that he would “never” join them.

He said: “Never. City have a lot of good players and might be a problem for United, Arsenal and Chelsea.

“But that doesn’t interest me. I am only interested in playing for Real Madrid and teams like Barcelona and Valencia.”

And six years later, Ronnie doubled down on his stance when asked if a City switch would ever be an option if the right money was on the table.

He said: “You think the money is going to change my mind at 30-years-old?

“I don’t think so, I don’t think this going to be a problem.

“If you speak about the money I could go to Qatar, they would probably have more money than Man City.

“But it’s not about the money, it’s about the passion.”


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