Jorge Mendes has confessed that Cristiano Ronaldo could end his career at Juventus and said he “would’ve won the Ballon d’Or if still at Real Madrid.”
There appeared to be unrest between Ronaldo and Maurizio Sarri earlier in the season as the No 7 rejected claims made by his coach of a knee injury.
That escalated when the No 7 reacted angrily to being substituted against Milan in November, but Mendes maintains Sarri is “a great coach” and that his prized client could retire in Turin.
“Yes, he could do that. He has signed a contract,” Mendes told Calciomercato.com.
“He is happy at Juventus, working under a great coach.”
Lionel Messi recently won his sixth Ballon d’Or, and the agent felt his fellow Portuguese lost out because he no longer played for Real Madrid.
“He deserved to win it at least once over the last two years. If he had still been playing for Real Madrid, he would’ve won the Ballon d’Or.
“He can win it next year. I can only say what I think, and for me it’s an injustice. Cristiano is only thinking about working and winning it next year.
“Ronaldo has changed the history of football; he has made a small country like Portugal great.
“When he arrived at Real Madrid, he ended Barcelona’s dominance. There are no comparisons, Cristiano is the best.
“CR7 is the best player in the history of world football. Before Ronaldo, Portugal won nothing.
“Ronaldo has won the European Championship and the UEFA Nations League.”
The forward has scored nine goals in 13 Serie A matches so far this season, firing Juve joint-top of the table with Inter.
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