The Portuguese superstar may be 33 but remains at the peak of his powers, coming off an excellent 2017/18 campaign in which he scored 23 goals in 13 La Liga matches and helped the Los Blancos to a record-breaking 3rd consecutive Champions League title, Ronaldo's 5th overall. Furthermore, he was in great form for Portugal in the World Cup, scoring 4 goals in 4 games as Portugal eventually were eliminated in the Round of 16 at the hands of Uruguay.
The Story so far
The story begins on the night of the Champions League final in Kiev. After Real Madrid's victory on the night, Ronaldo hintstowards a Real Madrid exit. This prompted mass speculation throughout the past few days, but the rumours died down soon.
After that, more recently, during the Fifa World Cup was underway, Real Madrid reportedly lowered Ronaldo's buyout clause from 1 Billion to 120 Million, prompting the analysts to resume speculation about Ronaldo's future.
Many contenders for the Portuguese superstar's signature were assumed to be leading the race before Juventus appeared as favourites, with the Old Lady touted to be hoping the winger on a deal exceeding 100M Euros, offering Ronaldo himself a salary of 30M Euros per year, making him the highest paid player in the Serie A. The Agnelli family, owners of Juventus and also motor-company FIAT, have been said to be the main component in generating funds for the massive deal.
Furthermore, over the course of the last few days, as per reports from MARCA, Ronaldo has also reportedly rejected a lucrative moveto the Chinese Super League. The offer from a so-far unnamed club which would have reportedly offered him a massive salary of 100M Euros per year. Ronaldo, however, denied the move feeling that he still has it in him to ply his trade at the highest level in Europe. The report also stated that when the time does come, Ronaldo is reportedly favouring a move to the MLS to ease himself into retirement.