Cristiano Ronaldo's girlfriend, Georgina Rodriguez, has responded to claims her partner will leave Juventus this summer.
Recent reports from Spain claim the five-time Ballon d'Or winner would like to call time on his spell in Italy and seal a return to Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Sporting Lisbon, while Paris Saint-Germain harbor long-term interest.
But Rodriguez has poured cold water on claims the Portugal icon could leave the Allianz Stadium.
According to Spanish outlet Marca, the model was quizzed on Ronaldo's future while in the northeastern city of Jaca over the weekend, and responded: “He is staying.”
Rodriguez's comments echo those made by Juventus vice-chairman Pavel Nedved and managing director Fabio Paratici in recent months.
“We’ve decided to keep Cristiano Ronaldo. He’s the best player in the world and we are holding on tight,” said Paratici in March.
Earlier this month, Nedved said: “Pirlo and Ronaldo will stay at Juventus,” although the club subsequently backtracked on half of that declaration by sacking the latter.
Juventus quickly moved to replace Pirlo by reappointing former manager Massimiliano Allegri, who worked alongside Ronaldo in the 2018/19 season before leaving his post.
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