Cristiano Ronaldo’s super agent Jorge Mendes has confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo will not return to his boyhood club Sporting Lisbon in the summer.
Mendes’ remark comes after Dolores Aveiro, the Juventus forward’s mother, said that she will try to persuade him to return to the Portuguese club.
Ronaldo, 36, has one year remaining on his contract at Juventus but has been linked with a departure this summer to Manchester United, PSG and Sporting, the club where he began his senior career.
After Sporting Lisbon clinched the Portuguese title for the first time since 2002 on Tuesday, Ronaldo’s mother Aveiro said “next year he (Ronaldo) will play in Alvalade (Sporting’s stadium).”
However, his agent stated that Ronaldo’s career plans do not go through Portugal: “Cristiano is very proud of Sporting winning the championship, as he has demonstrated publicly,” Mendes told Portuguese newspaper Record.
“But at the moment, his career plans do not go through Portugal.”
Ronaldo leads the way in the Serie A goalscoring charts this term with 28 goals, but his club Juventus could miss out on the Champions League next season.