CRISTIANO RONALDO faces incurring the wrath of Juventus fans after skipping training to visit Ferrari’s factory in Maranello.
The 36-year-old decided to give himself Monday off – just a day after the crushing 3-0 defeat against AC Milan that leaves their Champions League dreams hanging by a thread.
Cristiano Ronaldo posed for a photo with Ferrari’s F1 drivers Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz during his visit to MaranelloCredit: Twitter / @Ferrari
Andrea Pirlo’s side dropped out of the top four following the loss, as they sit in fifth spot with just three games to go.
And instead of taking part in a recovery session ahead of Wednesday’s away trip to Sassuolo, Ronaldo showed up at Maranello – home of Ferrari’s F1 headquarters.
He was accompanied by club chairman Andrea Agnelli and the 45-year-old’s cousin John Elkann, who is the CEO of Exor and Ferrari.
Exor is the holding run by the Agnelli family that controls both Juventus and Ferrari.
Whilst at Ferrari’s HQ, Ronaldo posed for a photo with F1 drivers Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz, where they were given signed Juve shirts.
And according to Corriere della Serra, Ronaldo even treated himself to a lavish purchase by buying a Ferrari Monza worth £1.4million.
Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is also a proud owner of the limited edition vehicle having bought it for his 38th birthday in 2019.
Ronaldo’s supercar is just the latest in his collection that also includes an £8.5m Bugatti Centodieci as well as a Bugatti Chiron and Veyron.
Ronaldo has treated himself to a limited edition Ferrari Monza that costs a whopping £1.4millionCredit: Alamy
Manager Andrea Pirlo only pockets £1.6million-per-year after taking charge of the club
The five-time Ballon d’Or winners’s future in Turin is in question with Juve on the brink of having to settle for the Europa League.
Despite the Italian side suffering in Serie A this season, Ronaldo has starred, with the ex-Manchester United ace the league’s top scorer with 27 goals in 31 games.
But it could be his last campaign in Italy as Juventus may cash in on the player with Ronaldo having just a year left on his contract.
Should they miss out on the Champions League, the Bianconeri wouldn’t be able to afford his mammoth £28m-a-year salary.
The Euro 2016 winner has been linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain to play alongside Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
And there have even speculation that he could return to either Real Madrid, Sporting Lisbon or the Red Devils.
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