Cristiano Ronaldo won’t be playing for his new club Juventus during their preseason tour of the United States.
The new club-record signing won’t be playing them in the MLS All-Star game or in the International Champions Cup with Juventus in the United States, the club confirmed to ESPN.
The Portuguese captain announces he’ll only begin training on July 30 during his press conference on Monday with Juventus expected to be in action in the US before then.
Ronaldo is expected to travel to the United States before the August 4 preseason friendly between former club Real Madrid and Juventus but his chances of playing in that game are very slim.
Juventus have said that Ronaldo and other players of the club who participated at the World Cup are likely to train at the club’s facilities in Turin after their extended holiday.
The likes Mario Mandzukic, Paulo Dybala, Juan Cuadrado and the sort-after Gonzalo Higuain to name a few will begin training at the end of the month as Juventus prepare to defend their Serie A title.
Ronaldo, 33, stated he hoped to be ready for the opening Italian League game of the season through the fixtures are yet to be announced until the 26th of July.
Juventus will face Bayern, Benfica, MLS All-Stars and Madrid in the ICC during their preseason tour of the States.