- Cristiano Ronaldo would not be facing former club mates in the US after completing his £99m move to Juventus
- Juventus supporters were looking forward to watch the 33-year-old Ronaldo in action against the Galaticos
- The Old Lady’s square up against the Los Blancos on August 4 in Washington D.C
Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo will not be facing his former teammates at Real Madrid after Juventus reportedly ruled him out of the club’s US pre-season summer tour.
According to a UK Sun report citing sources at La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Turin-based outfit have handed Ronaldo exclusion from the Old Lady trip
The five-time Ballon d'Or winner penned a £99 million move from the Galaticos to the Serie A following Portugal's exit from the just concluded FIFA World Cup in Russia.
The Serie A champions are expected to tackle Bundesliga champs Bayern Munich in Philadelphia on July 25 and Portuguese side Benfica in New York on July 28.
The Old Lady’s will then square up against an MLS All-Star team in Atalanta before battling Real Madrid on August 4 in Washington D.C.
Already, Juventus supporters were looking forward to watch the 33-year-old Ronaldo in action against the Galaticos weeks after leaving the Santiago Bernanbeu.
However, Spain-based news platform AS is also backing La Gazzetta dello Sport's claim, stressing that the decision to allow Ronaldo miss out on the pre-season contest was decided after meetings between Juve’s manager Max Allegri and his backroom staff.
Reacting after signing the dotted lines, the former Los Blancos all-time leading goals scorers who will about £26m a season at Turin said: "It wasn’t a very difficult decision to take.
"I prefer to think of me in the present – the present is very clear, I enjoy football, I am still rather young and I have always like challenges in my life.
"So from Sporting, to Manchester to Real, it was a dream, I didn’t really think I would win so many titles individually or at a club.
"I think this new challenge will be as good as the others. It is just one new step in my career." Ronaldo was quoted to have said by UK Sun
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously had reported that Cristiano Ronaldo’s mum Dolores Aveiro has denied trying to persuade her son to rejoin Manchester United instead of moving to Juventus.
According to UK Sun report citing SFR Sport sources, the 33-year-old Portuguese superstar reunited with family members’ moment after completing the £99million switch from Los Blancos to Serie A champions Juventus.
Ronaldo penned a four-year deal and will earn about £500,000-a-week with the Old Lady.
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