Even before it begun, that dream everyone has of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi playing together at Barcelona is over as Ronaldo’s team have denied he wants to leave Juventus.
According to Spanish outlet AS, a source close to the player says the rumours are “completely false.”
It’s not just Barcelona that won’t be signing the former Real Madrid star, with the report going on to say the player and his family are happy in Turin and he has ‘no intention of leaving.’
Talk of his move was fuelled by Spanish journalist Guillem Balague, who claimed that Juventus wanted to sell the player to reduce their wage bill.
The 35-year-old moved to Juventus in the summer of 2018, after winning a third Champions League in-a-row with the Spanish side and having become the club’s all time top scorer.
He was signed with the purpose of winning the European title for the Old Lady, who haven’t won it since 1996, but things haven’t gone according to plan.
Maurizio Sarri was given his marching orders last week after the Italian’s were knocked out in the last 16 of the Champions League by Lyon, just weeks after he won his first league title.
Juve have replaced the former Chelsea boss with Andrea Pirlo, despite the club’s former midfielder having no experience in the role.