Former Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra has given Cristiano Ronaldo some valuable advice, amid rumours linking him with a move to Serie A giants Juventus.
Multiple reports are linking the 33-year-old forward with a €100 million (R1.58 billion) move to the Old Lady in this window, and some papers are even suggesting that the deal could be confirmed this week.
Evra, who played alongside Ronaldo at Old Trafford, weighed in on all the speculation surrounding the Portuguese star’s future.
“Everyone asks me, Pat, what do you think? I haven’t spoken to Cristiano about this, but my advice is, if he wants to play in 2050, he has to go to Juve. There is no other team he must join. It’s simple,” the France defender said, as quoted by Football-Italia.
“I thank Juve because if after Manchester I continued to win and to run, it was thanks to Juve. You should never spit on the plate that fed you, so Juve will always be in my heart.”
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has made 438 appearances for Los Blancos, scoring 450 goals and assisting in further 131 strikes.