For the second time in less than 48 hours, Juventus have been urged to get rid of star forward Cristiano Ronaldo.
Juventus have been told to let go of Cristiano Ronaldo, with the five-time Ballon d’Or winner too much of an “individualist”. This is the opinion of ex-Bianconeri star Massimo Mauro.
CR7 has been at Juventus since 2018 having joined from Real Madrid in a blockbuster deal.
Ronaldo signed for the reigning Italian champions with one main aim in mind; to win the Champions League. Their last European trophy goes all the way back to 1996.
However, Juve have been unable to progress past the quarter finals since Ronaldo joined.
In his first season in Turin they were knocked out by Ajax in the quarter-finals, but have failed to get past the Round of 16 in the last two years.
And former Juventus star Massimo Mauro believes the time has come for the Old Lady to get rid of Ronaldo.
It comes just a day after it was also reported that Allegri reportedly advised the Juve hierarchy to get rid of CR7.
Speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport, Mauro ripped into Ronaldo and claimed he’ll never be a leader.
He explained that the former Manchester United and Real Madrid star views personal achievements and goals as being more important than the team’s successes.
“Ronaldo has never been a leader where he has played and he never will be,” Mauro said.
“He is like a company and his turnover is more important to him than the success of the team.
“Cristiano doesn’t drag his team-mates along with him, he always wants them to give him the ball to score goals.
“He is a great individualist, he is not a team player.
“From the point of view of results, Juventus with him did not do better than in the past, they even did worse in the Champions League.
“That is why the best thing for both of them is that their paths separate.”