Juventus fans have started to criticize Ronaldo over Juve’s struggles this season, keenly aware that give the club’s financial issues his €30m annual wage is becoming more difficult to justify. Some sections of the Juve support would now rather see Ronaldo leave sooner rather than later, which would have been unthinkable a few months ago. Many media outlets also singled Ronaldo out for the draw against 14th-placed Fiorentina, with former Italy striker Luca Toni saying on Rai Sport: “He had a very bad game; he had chances and he didn’t take them. I’d give him a four out of 10.”
However, there is a growing sense among Juve fans that Ronaldo isn’t particularly bothered about it all. The Portuguese seems to have decided already that he will leave Turin this summer for another challenge elsewhere. A return to Real Madrid would be his preferred option but his former club appear to have closed that door while PSG have not made any firm moves in his direction despite talk of a potential swap deal involving Mauro Icardi. Manchester United remain a possibility but there have been no talks yet about a return to Old Trafford.