Cristiano Ronaldo boarded a private plane out of Turin after saying his goodbyes to his Juventus team-mates as boss Max Allegri confirmed his imminent exit from the club.
The 36-year-old spent an hour and a half at Juve’s Continassa training ground on Friday morning to empty his locker and bid farewell to the squad before they took to the pitch for a training session, Skysports reports.
Later on Friday, Allegri confirmed Ronaldo told him he has “no intention” to stay at the club and will not be called up for Saturday’s game against Empoli.
“Yesterday, speaking with Cristiano, he told me that he has no intention to stay at Juventus and for this reason, he will not be called up tomorrow [against Empoli] and he didn’t train this morning,” Allegri said.
“I’m absolutely not disappointed, because Cristiano took his own decision. He was here for three years, he gave his contribution, he put himself at Juventus’ disposal, and now he’s leaving and life goes on.
“Cristiano did a lot for this club, he’s a great champion, I wish him all the luck in the world wherever he will play. He gave a great contribution, for the season that I trained him he led by example for the lads, so he is only to be thanked for what he did for Juventus.”
There are reports that the former Manchester United player may be returning to the Premier League.