Juventus’ latest superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly asked the Serie A giants to sign a Barcelona star to help them win the Champions League title.
The Serie A giants pulled out all the stops for the Portuguese star for an incredible £100 million, in what viewed to be the shock move of this transfer window. However, despite Cristiano Ronaldo being past 30, the former Real Madrid and Manchester United legend has revealed that he is still fit and running to compete at the highest levels. And he wants Juventus to bring in reinforcements, reportedly telling them to sign a Barcelona star.
For all their plaudits and trophies in Italy, Juventus have failed to win a Champions League title since the 1995/96 season. However, now with Ronaldo in the Bianconerri believes that the 33-year-old is the final piece in the puzzle to bring Europe’s most coveted trophy home to Turin. And Ronaldo believes they can do that but first they need to bring in reinforcements.
With Miralem Pjanic set for a move away, linked with the likes of Barcelona, Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City and many others, the Old Lady needs a replacement. That’s why according to reports from Don Balon, Ronaldo has suggested that Juventus sign Barcelona star Andre Gomes. The Portugal international has struggled during his time at the Camp Nou and has thus been seen surplus to requirements this season.
However, while that may be said, Gomes is still a very talented midfielder who just needs a confidence boost to regain his pre-Barcelona form. The 24-year-old flourished at Valencia and Benfica, before making the move to Barcelona. However, before he moved to Camp Nou, there were rumors that Ronaldo wanted him at Real Madrid but a move failed to materialize then, with the Catalan giants moving faster.
But now with Ernesto Valverde revealing that Gomes is surplus to requirement, Ronaldo wants his Portuguese team-mate in Turin and the report further adds that Juventus agree with him. They believe that at Barcelona’s asking rate of £30 million, Gomes is a steal and thus will soon start making in-roads.
Andre Gomes was once highly talented and is a very versatile midfielder, but it seems the pressure and moving to Barcelona has taken a toll on both his mental and physical health. And while his future may not be at Barcelona, Juventus is certainly a brilliant place to restart his career and given that he is still 24 years old, time is on his side.