Cristiano Ronaldo’s speculated move to Juventus is the top headline in transfer market these days.
The Portuguese star may be set to leave Real Madrid this summer, as various Spanish and many other international media outlets report. However, the situation has taken another twist, as one of Ronaldo’s club teammate and Real Madrid’s key midfielder has denied the claim.
Luka Modric, who is with Croatia at the moment as they case World Cup glory in Russia, has spoken on Ronaldo’s transfer situation. As quoted by AS, Modric insisted that the Portuguese footballer will stay at Real Madrid.
“Let’s see what happens,” Luka Modiric told AS.
“I don’t think he’s going to go and I would like him to stay because he’s the best player in the world. He means a lot and hopefully he will stay,” Modric added.
“I think he is going to stay. That’s my opinion,” insisted the midfielder, who has won four Champions League titles alongside Cristiano Ronaldo for Real Madrid.
Ronaldo seemingly hinted at leaving the club after this year’s Champions League final against Liverpool.
The Croatian captain led his national team to the World Cup semifinal yesterday, as the team beat host nation Russia in the penalty shootout after the game finished 2-2.
Croatia will now meet England for a place in the World Cup final.
Earlier, Cristiano Ronaldo was asked to publicly announce his desire to leave Real Madrid by the club, as reported by Marca. The failure of fulfilling this condition, Real Madrid states, would mean the 1 billion euro release clause for Ronaldo would stay intact.
Meanwhile, Juventus have publicly announced that there has been no bid for the Portuguese star as of now.