Report- Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus star to receive support as Old Lady plot spending spree | Football | Sport

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Updated: December 7, 2018
Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus star to receive support as Old Lady plot spending spree | Football | Sport

Ronaldo has been a shining light in Italy this season and Juventus signed him in the summer specifically to deliver more silverware. 

But the forward cannot do it all on his own and manager Massimiliano Allegri will supposedly get funds in January to bolster his side and meet the ambitions set when Ronaldo arrived.

It’s suggested Real Madrid ace Isco is a top target – but he won’t be cheap.

Real are sensationally demanding potential suitors pay his eye-watering £623m release clause.

It’s suggested Juve also have other ambitious targets as they look to take some pressure off Ronaldo.

The Turin-based outfit are also keen on Ajax starlet Matthijs de Ligt.

The Dutch defender is one of Europe’s hottest prospects and is viewed as a long-term defensive option.

Juve are also keen to bring Paul Pogba back to Italy.

The ex-Juve man has suffered issues with form throughout the campaign.

Pogba also had a high-profile training ground bust up with Jose Mourinho after being stripped of the vice captaincy.

United legend Paul Ince says United should get rid.

He told Paddy Power: “Pogba is supposed to be world class, but he looks bang average.

“If he thinks his place is to come on the pitch and do stupid little flicks and tricks which lead to them losing the ball – he’s an idiot.

“You can blame Jose Mourinho for some things, but you can’t blame him for everything. Pogba doesn’t help him himself, and he’s right to be dropped.

“It doesn’t matter how big your name is.

“No one is too big of a name to be dropped at United, or at least they shouldn’t be.

“You can see the mood of the fans changing, and their attitude and tolerance towards Pogba too.

“It’s rare that United players would boo a player, but they’re getting sick of his behaviour.

“There aren’t many United fans that would be sad to see him go.

“The attitude of the fans to me seems to be that if he’s that desperate to leave Old Trafford – he should just go.

“In fact, that would be the best outcome for everyone involved.”

Ronaldo, meanwhile, was overlooked for the Ballon d’Or this season.

His former Real team-mate Luka Modric scooped the prestigious award.

Ronaldo’s manager at Juventus – Allegri – says the Portuguese will bounce back.

“It’s too bad, Ronaldo certainly deserved it with Real,” Allegri said at the Gala Sports Awards.

“Modric winning it will be a motivation.

“He’ll want to do better and win his sixth ballon d’or with Juventus next year.

“CR7 is a model to all footballers.

“Even with all his success and at 33 years old he still focuses on each detail.

“His talents alone don’t account for him being on his level.

“He is a likable guy and he has joined into the group well, and raised our level of professionalism, which is always a part of Juventus.”

Juve host Inter Milan tonight in Serie A.