Report: Ronaldo decides next move

Serie A

Amid speculation linking Cristiano Ronaldo with a Juventus exit, the Portuguese star has reportedly reached a decision on his future.

Ronaldo is currently contracted to the Bianconeri until the end of next season, but following the club's elimination from the UEFA Champions League and failings in the league, he has been linked with a move away in the coming months.

Former clubs Real Madrid and Manchester United have both been credited with an interest in re-signing the five-time Ballon d'Or winner in recent weeks, but it now appears that he may have chosen to return to another one of his past employers instead.

According to Italian journalist Claudio Raimondi, as quoted by Portuguese publication A Bola, the 36-year-old has decided to see out his contract with Juventus before rejoining boyhood club Sporting Lisbon on a free transfer at the end of next season.

Elsewhere, Ronaldo's countryman Jose Mourinho has been linked with a shock move to Wolves

"Cristiano Ronaldo has an idea for the future," Raimondi said. "He wants to end his contract at Juventus and then play for two years at Sporting.

 "A return to Spain, to Real Madrid, is not a concrete option, whereas Manchester United does not have the economic power to carry out such an operation. There are no conditions for Ronaldo to leave Juventus."

Ronaldo joined Juve from Los Blancos for a club-record fee of €100 million (R1.7 billion) in 2018, and has since scored 99 goals in 129 appearances for the Turin club, including a league-high 27 strikes in Serie A this season.

He has also been linked with a move to Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain and Major League Soccer side Inter Miami, but it now appears a return to Portugal is on the cards for the veteran forward.

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