Ronaldo phone-called James Rodriguez: The forward is currently playing for Bayern Munich but there were speculations over his future in January.
James Rodriguez’s future at Bayern Munich has been subject to heavy speculation in the January transfer window.
The footballer has fallen out-of-favour in the current season and reportedly eyes a move out of the club.
Arsenal were linked with a loan move for the Colombian attacker, but no deal was put on the table.
And now, According to Marca, Cristiano Ronaldo phoned the Bayern footballer to convince him to join Juventus.
Ronaldo phone-called James Rodriguez:
Cristiano Ronaldo and James Rodriguez were teammates during their time at Real Madrid.
While James left the side in 2017 on a two-year loan deal to Bayern, Ronaldo left a season later on a permanent transfer to Juventus.
Cristiano Ronaldo has phoned James Rodriguez and tried to persuade him to join Juventus in the summer, according to Marca. 📞
Thoughts? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/PW3e93CPi6
— Goal (@goal) February 5, 2019
Cristiano Ronaldo wants a stronger and stronger Juve and has identified in James Rodriguez, the ideal reinforcement in view of next season. He has already called Rodriguez following the Colombian’s admission that he doesn’t want to stay at Bayern. [TYC] pic.twitter.com/VRtOoWnYEs
— Juvefc.com (@juvefcdotcom) February 4, 2019
Ronaldo has enjoyed his life in Turin so far as the player is currently the highest goalscorer for Juventus in this season.
According to Marca, Ronaldo made up his mind to link with his former Real Madrid teammate again and phoned James to convince him to join Juventus.
It is unclear whether James wants to join Juventus, or if the Italian side will make a bid for him in the summer transfer window.
James Rodriguez won two consecutive Champions League titles with Real Madrid before leaving the side in 2017 for Bayern, where he won the Bundesliga last season.
Cristiano Ronaldo has called his former Real Madrid team-mate James Rodriguez, who is currently on loan at Bayern Munich, in an attempt to persuade the Colombian, 27, to join him at Juventus. (Marca)
— Premier League News (@BarclaysLeague) February 4, 2019
34 years old today. Countless records. Unbelievable goals. So many clutch moments. An inspiration to so many. A true leader. The greatest to ever play this beautiful sport. #CR34
Happy Birthday, Cristiano Ronaldo. 🐐 pic.twitter.com/vSbmYVfh0m
— Happy Birthday, Cristiano Ronaldo. 🐐 (@TheCristianoGuy) February 5, 2019
ℹ️ Cristiano Ronaldo = #UCL legend ✔️
🏆 Most final wins in history: 5
⚽️ All-time competition top scorer: 121
🔥 Most goals in a single season: 17
🥇 Only player to score in 3 finals
😮 Only player to score in 11 straight games
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) February 5, 2019
Ronaldo, meanwhile, lifted his first trophy since joining Juventus last month as he led the side to Supercoppa Italiana victory, beating Milan.
It remains uncertain whether James will join Juventus in the summer. However, there might be a possibility that he plays against Juventus this season in the Champions League.
Bayern have been drawn with Liverpool in the competition, while Juventus will take on Atletico Madrid in the round-of-16.