Real Madrid star Toni Kroos reveals what he said to Cristiano Ronaldo after Germany’s match against Portugal, while a Twitter post by Los Blancos has fueled speculation about the return of CR7.
The Portuguese’s contract with Juventus expires in June 2022, but the future of the 36-year-old star in Turin is in doubt as he will decide his fate only after the European Championship.
The five-time Golden Ball winner has scored three goals in two appearances at Euro 2020. The last came in Portugal’s 4-2 defeat to Germany last Saturday. At the end of the game, Ronaldo spent some time talking to his former Real Madrid team-mate, Toni Kroos, attracting the attention of many media.
It was the Real Madrid midfielder himself who revealed what he had talked about with his former teammate.
“I played with Ronaldo for four seasons. And I am not exaggerating when I say that I had the greatest success with him and thanks to him”, said the 31-year-old for Einfach mountain Luppen, the podcast he shares with his brother Felix.
“We were neighbors in the locker room all that time and I was happy to see him. We have not seen each other for a long time, Real has not played against Juventus.”
“We talked briefly about the match and the upcoming matches. I wish them the best of luck, I hope they qualify for the next round, just like us.”
“I also asked if he had adapted to Italy because he had been there for three years.”
Ronaldo joined Juventus from Real Madrid in a deal of 112 million euros in 2018.
He has scored 101 goals in 133 games for the Bianconeri, while scoring 450 in 438 games over nine years at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Meanwhile, a post from Real Madrid has sparked speculation about Cristiano Ronaldo returning to the Spanish capital.
Merengues posted a photo of the conversation between Ronaldo and Kroos, but those who see a sign of the Portuguese’s return to Madrid should remember what Los Blancos President Florentino Perez said in April: “He will not return. He has a contract with Juventus and it makes no sense for him to return. I love him very much, he has given us a lot.”
Sky Sport also reports that it is unlikely to imagine the 36-year-old returning to his former club.