Cristiano Jr attracting interest

The son of Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly being sounded out for a transfer to Sporting Lisbon after amassing 82 goal contributions in the club's academy this season.

At the end of the 2017/18 season, Ronaldo made a shock switch from Madrid to Turin and naturally his son followed suit and like his father, Cristiano Jr has been prolific within the famous black and white shirt of the Italian champions.
 
 
Ronaldo's first born made headlines in Italy on his debut by scoring four goals in a 7-1 victory over Lucento and then in April he notched a seven goals in a 25-0 win over Maritimo China in the International Maritimo Centenary Tournament.
 
Overall, the promsing attacker netted a staggering 56 goals and registered a further 26 assists in his first season playing with Juventus U9s and according to Italian broadcaster Sport Mediaset.
 
Now according the reports in Italy, Sporting have expressed interest in bringing him over the academy where he father famously developed and earned his professional breakthrough.
 
It's been claimed the Portugese giants have made contact with his grandmother, Dolores Aveiro, in the hope of luring the eight-year-old back to Portugal to develop within the esteemed academy which has produced the likes of his father, Joao Moutinho and Luis Figo.
 
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Having come through the ranks at Sporting after joining aged 12, Ronaldo made 31 first-team appearances for the club before Manchester United snapped him up for £12.24 million after he impressed Sir Alex Ferguson in a pre-season outing.
 
Since then, the 34-year old has scored 689 goals in 961 appearances for club and country, winning five UEFA Champions League titles, the UEFA European Championship and a the Ballon d'Or five times - amongst his array of silverware within a legendary football career.
 
Despite his standards that ranks him as one of the greatest to ever play the game, his son is confident he can one day surpass the iconic feats.
 
"I hope that Cris, my son, can be like his dad," Ronaldo told beIN SPORTS. "He says he is going to be better [than me], but I think it's difficult.
 
"I am very happy to have scored, for him too. He is playing for Juventus and adapting really well - it has been easier for him than for me."

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