Despite being 34 years old, Cristiano Ronaldo remains on top of his game. Ronaldo has proven that he is capable of class wherever he goes. He has won league titles in England, Spain and Italy with Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus respectively, not to mention that he has helped United to win one Champions League title and Madrid four.
Ronaldo finished as the Old Lady of Italian football’s top goal scorer last season after having scored 21 goals from 31 games. This is a very impressive tally to have gained in the defensive-minded Italian league. There is not much doubt that Ronaldo is capable of shining in any league that he plays in.
Winning the Champions League with Juve his next target
Despite approaching the latter years of his career, Ronaldo remains as hungry as ever for success and there is no doubt that he will be aiming to lead Juve to Europe’s premier club competition, the one major trophy that has eluded Italy’s dominant football club. The one major setback which Ronaldo experienced last season was the shock elimination of Juventus from the Champions League during the quarter-final by Ajax. This may just end up costing him the Ballon d’Or award.
Ronaldo’s contract with Juve is valid for three years and this means that it will be due to expire at the end of the 2020-21 season, by which time he will be 36. Barring a massive decline in form, it appears unlikely at this stage that Ronaldo will hang up his boots by then; he will surely want to go to the 2022 World Cup with Portugal. United have been a shadow of the club that they once were since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013. It would be fitting that CR7 return to the club that helped make him a star and perhaps even end his career there. Perhaps, he can inspire them back to winning ways?